West Gastroenterology Medical Group

Digestive Care

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This procedure is conducted for the evaluation of diseases of the small intestines.

Before the Procedure:

  • Have a light breakfast before 10am
  • Start a clear liquid diet at 10AM

(For example: chicken broth, apple juice, clear soda, tea, water, jello. Do not consume anything red or orange).

  • Drink TriLyte bowel prep solution at 12 Noon. Fill TriLyte container with 1 gallon of water and drink within a six-hour period.
  • Nothing by mouth after 10PM
  • Avoid antacids, Carafate and iron supplements

Day of Procedure:

  • Report to the office at 8:45AM
  • Wear loose-fitting two-piece clothing
  • Patient will have senor arrays attached to their abdomen, and will wear a Velcro-fastened belt containing a small data recorder for eight hours.
  • Patient will be ambulatory during the procedure and may go home.
  • Do no engage in vigorous body movement
  • Return back to the office to return equipment at 5:15PM

Patients who take Aspirin or Anti-Coagulants:

  • Stop Aspirin or other non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications 7 days prior to the procedure
  • Stop Coumadin (Warfarin) or Plavix (Clopidogrel) 7 days prior to the procedure

Patients with Diabetes:

  • Consult with your primary doctor on how to modify diabetic medication or insulin injection

On the Morning of Procedure Please Bring:

  1. Your current ID and Insurance Card
  2. A list of your current medications, remedies, products, and allergies

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