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Elliot Endoscopy Center

Elliot Endoscopy Center

Elliot at River's Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103

Phone: 603-663-4601

Hours: Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please Read:
General Information for Those Undergoing a Colonoscopy or Upper Endoscopy

Upper Endoscopy (EGD) Preparation

If you are a diabetic, call your prescribing doctor to determine how your diabetes medicines (pills or insulin) should be taken the day of the procedure.

If you are on prescription blood thinning medications, you must call the prescribing doctor and have a plan for these medications (Coumadin, Warfarin, Plavix, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Effient or equivalent).

The day of your upper endoscopy (starting at midnight):

No broth or solid food from midnight the day of your procedure, or your procedure will be cancelled.

You may drink clear liquids only up until 4 hours before your procedure time.

ALLOWED: Clear liquid is any liquid that you can see through. This includes water, black coffee or black tea (sugar is ok to add), Gatorade, Powerade, or Vitamin water. Carbonated soft drinks, apple juice, white grape juice, and white cranberry juice are all allowed. Jello and popsicles are also allowed.

AVOID: All solid foods, milk and milk products after midnight. No gum or hard candy.

3 hours prior to your procedure time, you may take only these medications with a small sip of water:

  • Daily narcotic
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Blood pressure/cardiac medication
  • Seizure medication
  • Asthma inhalers

After taking your medications, nothing by mouth, EVEN WATER, 3 hours before your procedure time or else your procedure WILL be cancelled!!

Important Information

You will receive intravenous sedation during this procedure. You will be monitored throughout the entire case. The medications used during the procedure although relatively short acting, have subtle, prolonged effects on your reaction/judgment time, thought processes, and wakefulness. You must, therefore, adhere to the following guidelines:

You must not drive at all the entire day of your procedure. It is required that a responsible adult must be present at the time of discharge to drive you home.

Please wear glasses; do not wear contacts.

Leave all jewelry at home, including body piercings.

It is okay to brush your teeth and wear dentures.

Please bring a complete list of medications you are currently taking to the facility with you.

Please allow for 2 hours at the facility.

No taxi’s or public transportation unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

You may NOT walk home.

If you have small children, arrangements should be made for their care for the entire day.

Do NOT make any important decisions for the entire day of your procedure.

Please have a responsible adult stay with you after your procedure. You should not be left unattended.

We fully expect you will be able to return to your normal activities the day after your procedure, i.e., return to work and drive.

You will receive a call from one of our nurses a few days before your procedure to review your health history and answer any questions you may have. This will also help stream line the admission process the day of your procedure.

If you develop a fever, rash, cough or flu-like symptoms in the days leading up to your procedure, please notify our office immediately.

Please call Elliot Gastroenterology at (603) 314-6900 with any questions!