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Procedure Preparation

Patients having a colonoscopy should follow instructions for either a morning or afternoon procedure.

Colonoscopy Instruction – Morning procedure

Colonoscopy Instruction – Afternoon procedure

Fasting for procedures excluding Colonoscopy

  • Patient to fast from midnight for morning procedure

  • Patient to fast from 0700 after light breakfast for afternoon procedure


No fluid or solid during fasting period.

If you are taking blood thinning medication/anticoagulation (Warfarin, Plavix, etc) or diabetic medication, please discuss with your Surgeon as the medications will need to be stopped.

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