Preparing for Your EGD

You have been scheduled for an Upper GI endoscopy, sometimes called an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy). This is a visual examination of the upper intestinal tract using a lighted, flexible fiber‐optic or video endoscope. Please follow these preparation instructions carefully and don’t hesitate to call our office with questions or concerns.

IF YOU ARE TO BE SEDATED, A RESPONSIBLE DRIVER MUST REMAIN IN THE FACILITY THROUGHOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT (~2 hours total). NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please read all instructions thoroughly.
Call us immediately at 801‐619‐1115
if you have severe allergies to soy beans or eggs.

The Night Before Your Exam

  • Stop eating all solid food by midnight (12:00 AM) the night before your exam.
  • You may drink CLEAR liquids up until 2 hours before you arrive.
  • Clear liquids include: Water, sports drinks, black coffee, tea, any soda (light or dark), broth, Jell‐O, popsicles, and juices without pulp (NOTHING RED OR PURPLE).
  • NOTHING BY MOUTH FOR 2 HOURS BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! (This includes water, gum and mints. NOTHING by mouth.)

Medications:

  • Take regularly prescribed medications at least two (2) hours before you arrive. If you have an inhaler, please bring it with you.

Diabetics:

  • DO NOT take oral diabetic medication or insulin the morning of your procedure. Bring your insulin with you.
  • Test your blood sugar before coming in for your procedure and bring the reading with you.
  • Please contact the physician that manages your diabetic care if you have any questions regarding your oral medication or insulin dosages.

Blood Thinners:

  • If you are taking blood thinners, call your prescribing physician and ask if you may stop taking the medication for the required amount of time prior to your procedure.
  • You may continue taking aspirin, ibuprofen and other anti‐inflammatory medications.

Bring with You:

  • Complete Registration Forms
  • Photo ID and Insurance Card
  • List of all medications, vitamins and supplements you are taking (include dosage and last date and time each medication was taken before your arrival)
  • Wear a short‐sleeved shirt

Arrive at the Granite Peaks Endoscopy Center at your scheduled time. Please call us at 801‐619‐9000 if you have any questions regarding your preparation.