EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) Prep

Please read all instructions at least 7 days before your procedure.

(Click on the Print link to the right to print a copy of these instructions.  You can also click on the Email link to email them to yourself or a friend.)

CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY to ensure we are a participating provider, that your procedure is covered, and what your out of pocket cost will be. You may be required to get pre-certification and/or pre-authorization. Be sure to ask about any fees charged by the facility and anesthesiologist. Procedure code range is CPT 43235-43259.

NO DRIVING: You cannot drive, use a taxi, or a bus after the procedure. You must be accompanied by an adult during your entire stay. If you fail to do so, the hospital may cancel your appointment.  You need someone to assist you for 24 hours after the procedure.


  1. Stop taking blood thinners (Aspirin 325mg, Coumadin, Plavix, Pradaxa, Effient, etc.).  We will contact prescribing physician to obtain clearance.  We will inform you of the instructions.
  2. Five (5) days before procedure stop taking all ibuprofen, Motrin, Glucosamine, fish oil, flax seed oil, Lovaza, iron, vitamin E, vitamin C, arthritis medication as well as multi-vitamins.
  3. You may take Tylenol, Celebrex, Ultram, Methotrexate and Aspirin 81mg, if you are already taking these.


If diabetic, take half your insulin dose.


  1. Do not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to your procedure.
  2. You may take your routine medications with a small amount of water three hours prior to test. If diabetic, do not take your morning dose of insulin or your oral diabetic medications.
  3. Bring all current insurance cards and a photo identification or valid driver’s license. Also bring a list of your current medication (including the name and dosage of each), along with a list of any known drug allergies.

Please provide 72 business hours notice to avoid a late cancellation fee of $75.