Your gastroenterology appointment

To make your appointment at ProHealth Care go smoothly, follow all of your gastroenterologist’s instructions. If you did not receive instructions, call your doctor's office as early as possible before your appointment.

How to prepare

In addition to taking preparation steps for your specific procedure, you’ll need to follow these general guidelines:

  • Preregister for your appointment.
  • Bring a list of all medications you take.
  • Bring your inhaler(s) if you have asthma.
  • Contact your doctor if you take any of these medications:
    • Blood thinners (persantine, aspirin, coumadin, Plavix, ticlid)
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (Advil, Motrin, Aleve)
    • Insulin or hypoglycemia pills
    • St. John's Wort (herbal medicine)
  • Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home after a procedure, since you’ll still be sleepy from the sedation. Ask someone to watch you for the rest of the day and report any complications to your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you have any trouble with your preparation.

Expect your appointment to last three to four hours, depending on your procedure.

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Preregister Online

If you have an upcoming test or procedure scheduled at ProHealth Care, complete your preregistration from home at a time that’s convenient for you.


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