Patients: The CDC has ranked Salt Lake County as COVID Community Level: Medium. Patients and visitors may choose to wear a facemask if you are at high risk for illness. You may bring one visitor age 16 or older to your appointment. No children are allowed at appointments. 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.

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.

Purchase the Following Products:

  1. SUTAB® bowel prep (24 tablets)

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR EXAM:

  • STOP all solid foods. NO SOLID FOOD until after your exam.
  • Beginning with a clear liquid breakfast, continue to drink at least 8 glasses (64 oz) of CLEAR liquids throughout the day and evening. Clear liquids include: Water, sports drinks, black coffee, tea, any soda (light or dark), broth, Jell-O, popsicles, and juice without pulp. NOTHING RED OR PURPLE.
  1. At 5:00 PM prepare 12 tablets and fill the provided container with 16oz of water.
  2. DO Not take other oral medications within 1 hour of starting SUTAB®
  3. Begin taking the tablets one at a time, with a sip of water every 1‐2 minutes. Finish the 12 tablets and container of water over 15‐25 minutes.
  4. 1 hour after last tablet, drink 16oz of water over the next 30 minutes.
  5. 30 minutes after second container of liquid, drink 16oz of water over the next 30 minutes.
  • Continue to drink clear liquids only throughout the evening.
  • A soothing ointment (Desi􏰀n, Vaseline) may be applied to the anal area to prevent discomfort and skin breakdown.

THE DAY OF YOUR EXAM:

  • Five (5) hours before your arrival time, repeat steps 2 through 5 above.
  • 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.