Everything you need to prepare for your next appointment is right here including admission forms, prep instructions, what to wear, and arrival and transportation instructions.
Please bring the following to your procedure:
*Bring the name and phone number of the person who will be taking you home (must be 16 years or older with a valid driver’s license) because you will not be permitted to drive, take a taxi alone, or leave the center without an adult chaperone.
**You must be 18 years old or over to have a procedure. If you are an adult who is unable to sign the consent, you must have someone with you who is authorized to sign on your behalf.
Every physician at San Antonio Gastroenterology Center has their own specific instructions for colonoscopy prep. Instructions range from the day before your procedure to one week out.
Make sure to follow the prep exactly as specified by your physician
About a week before your procedure, someone from your SAGA physician’s office will contact you to let you know of any prescriptions or procedures you need to follow. If you do not hear from your physician’s office, call the office.
If you are on certain medications, you may be asked to consult your primary care physician before your colonoscopy.
The day before your procedure, you will most likely be instructed to refrain from eating or drinking, except for water and light broths. It is wise to take the day off from work and limit travel on this day as you are detoxing your colon. This process is important in order for the gastroenterologist to have a clear view of the colon.
If you have any other questions about your colonoscopy prep, contact your physician.