WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center


Colonoscopy

 

Department: Endoscopy (on 1st floor of Main Hospital near the Emergency Room)

 

  • Patient should meet with or speak with a Pre-Admin nurse prior to the day of the procedure to gather patient medical history information and current medications.
  • Patient should report to Central Registration at least 30-45 mins prior to the scheduled appointment time to register/check-in.
  • Bring a list of current medications that includes vitamins and any herbals.
  • Patient should only have clear liquids the entire day before the procedure. Nothing to eat or drink past midnight the day before the appointment, unless instructed otherwise by your Physician.
  • Please leave all valuables at home.
  • A designated driver must be available, on site or by phone, to take the patient home.
    (Endoscopy/transport staff will place the patient in the vehicle).
  • Taxi and/or bus transport should be cleared by a Physician prior to the examination.
  • If you are on aspirin or any blood thinning medications, please verify with your Physician the amount of time that you are allowed to hold these medications.

 

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