Patients: Patients and visitors may choose to wear a facemask if you are at high risk for illness. If you or anyone in direct contact have tested positive for COVID-19 or have fever, flu-like symptoms or respiratory illness, please call us to reschedule your appointment.  You may bring one visitor age 16 or older to your appointment. Please Do Not Bring Children to Appointments.

Carefully Follow All Instructions for a Successful Procedure

IF YOU ARE TO BE SEDATED, a responsible driver must remain in the facility throughout your appointment (~ 2 hours total). NO EXCEPTIONS.

Utah State regulations require patients to have a responsible adult present and able to drive them home after a sedated medical procedure. A taxi, Uber or any other paid driver cannot act as such. Patients arriving without a driver have the choice of rescheduling the procedure for a time when a driver can be present or having their procedure without sedation.

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.

The Night Before Your Exam

  • Stop eating all solid food at midnight (12:00 AM) the night before your exam.
  • You may drink CLEAR liquids up to 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.)

Other Information

Medications:

  • DO NOT skip your 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:

  • Rescue inhaler for asthma, insulin for diabetics
  • Paper Registration Forms (only needed if you did NOT register online)
  • Photo ID, Insurance Card and any amount owed
  • 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 801-619-1115 if you have any questions regarding your preparation.

Utah State regulations require patients to have a responsible adult present and able to drive them home after a sedated medical procedure. A taxi, Uber or any other paid driver cannot act as such. Patients arriving without a driver have the choice of rescheduling the procedure for a time when a driver can be present or having their procedure without sedation.