EGD-Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

 Please report to: Lincoln Surgery Endoscopy Services at 1730 S. 70th St   Ste 120 Entrance D

A nurse from Lincoln Surgery Endoscopy Services will be contacting you within a week before your scheduled procedure. Our preop phone calls are generally made in the afternoon, due to our nurses being involved with morning procedures.  Please plan on this call taking approximately 10-20 minutes depending on your medical information. This call is very important, so that we may obtain your information and answer any questions you have about your upcoming procedure. 


                 Preparing for your exam

1.      Five Days Prior: Please STOP your medications that have blood thinning effects five days prior to your procedure, such as: Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Celebrex, and arthritis medications. Tylenol and Aspirin are okay. If you are on Coumadin, Plavix, Xarelto, or any other anticoagulant/antiplatelet medication you must discuss how to handle this with your primary care physician.

2.      The Day Prior to your procedure, you may eat and drink up until midnight. NO solid food after midnight.

3.      The Day of Your Procedure, you may have water up until 4 hours prior to your procedure admit time. Please keep your water consumption minimal. If your procedure is in the afternoon, you will receive additional instructions upon your preop call in regards to your intake status.

4.      The morning of your procedure please take your usual medication for heart, blood pressure, or seizures but please HOLD ALL OTHER MEDICATION unless directed differently by your physician.

5.      If you are a diabetic and able, please check your blood sugar/glucose before leaving your house.

6.      You will stay in your own clothes during your procedure so please wear something comfortable. Also due to our blood pressure cuff and IV needed, please wear a short sleeve shirt.    

7.      Bring your insurance card and picture ID (driver's license is okay).

8.      No smoking after midnight and NO alcohol.

9.      Leave all jewelry and valuables at home. Please do not wear contact lenses; you may wear your glasses.  Do not wear makeup or fingernail polish.

10.  Arrive at LSES as instructed. Please inform your responsible person/driver that they are required to stay in our facility for the duration of your stay with us (approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours).

11.  If you are planning on receiving sedation, you will not be able to drive or return to work for the remainder of the day. A responsible person needs to be with you for the remainder of the day.

While we may have notified your insurance company, it is your responsibility to contact your insurance company regarding your benefits and how this procedure will be paid.


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