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Please read your procedure preparation instructions now.  You will need to pick up the prep kit in advance at your pharmacy and allocate time for its use.  Some simple dietary modification in the days before your procedure is needed.

Please bring your insurance card and a picture I.D. when you are checking in at the front office.

Feel free to call our office at 979-774 -4211 before your scheduled appointment if you have any questions.  Let us know immediately if there have been any changes in your health status since you spoke with our Registered Nurse.

Attention Medicare patients please print Medicare ABN form below:

MEDICARE_ABN_FORM.pdf

Medications:

DO NOT STOP HEART AND BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION YOU MAY BE DIRECTED TO STOP CERTAIN MEDICATIONS, SUCH AS IRON, BLOOD THINNERS.

PLEASE REFER TO INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN AT TIME OF SCHEDULING.

Clear Liquid Diet

To qualify as a clear liquid, you must be able to see through the liquid (it may be colored, though avoid red or purple fluids).  A clear liquid diet helps to clear the digestive tract of as much food residue as possible prior to your procedure.

Allowed foods:
Clear fruit juices(white grape, apple, lemonade)
Gelatin (lemon, lime or orange; no fruit toppings)
Popsicles (no sherbets or fruit bars)
Fruit ices of the above fruit juices
Black coffee (no milk or non-dairy creamers added)
Black tea (no milk or non-dairy creamers added)
Soup: low-sodium chicken or beef bouillon/broth
carbonated beverages (sprite, fresca, ginger ale, Kool-aid)
Honey, sugar, hard candies
Gatorade and similar sports drinks
WATER

**DO NOT DRINK ANYTHING COLORED RED OR PURPLE**

Colon Cleanse Preparation For Colonoscopy

Please read these instructions at least three days before your scheduled colonoscopy.

You will be given a sedative for this procedure, and will not be able to drive until the following day. YOU MUST ARRANGE IN ADVANCE FOR SOMEONE TO DRIVE YOU HOME.

The purpose of the prep is to cleanse your colon. A clean colon is necessary for us to provide a safe, comfortable and accurate examination. Failure to perform your colon cleanse properly could result in the doctor having to stop the procedure without completing it, leading to the additional costs and inconvenience of a repeat procedure. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions.

At least three days before your procedure: Pick up your prep kit prescription at your pharmacy.

Two days before your procedure: Avoid foods containing seeds or fibrous skins (such as tomatoes, corn, lettuce, cucumbers, fruits, all beans, peas, popcorn, and grapes) until your examination has been completed.

One Day Before Your Procedure:

In the morning, mix the prescription prep powder (Golytely®, Nulytely®, Colyte® or generic equivalent) into a solution as instructed on the bottle and refrigerate.  Other than this, please follow the instructions on this page rather than the instructions enclosed with your prep.

You may feel bloated and nauseated as you drink. Some individuals may vomit. These side effects are individuals can successfully complete the prep. Within an hour or so of starting most individuals will begin having bowel movements that will progress to clear yellow diarrhea.