long will I have to wait to get an office appointment with Dr. Hasan?
Usually 1 to 2 weeks. If your problem is urgent, we will offer
an appointment as soon as possible, usually within 2 to 3 days.
Should I take my usual
medications on the day of my endoscopy procedure?
No. You should take you medications until midnight of the day
before your procedure. You may take you medications when you return
home from your exam unless otherwise instructed. If you are on blood
thinners, coumadin or aspirin, DO NOT take them for 5 days prior
to your procedure.
I'm a diabetic and take
insulin. Should I take it on the day of my endoscopy procedure?
No. DO NOT take your insulin until after your procedure
is completed and you have eaten. If you have had a colonoscopy, take
only 1/2 of your normal insulin dose the day of the procedure, after your
exam is done. Resume to your normal insulin dosage the day after
My instructions say that
I can have only clear liquids by mouth before my exam. What's a clear
Clear liquids include: water, tea or coffee without cream or
milk, Gatorade, any fruit juice without pulp (apple, grape, cranberry),
clear broths and bouillon, popsicles, fruit ices, soda pop and any Jell-O
I'm afraid to have an endoscopy
procedure, doesn't it hurt?
IV sedation and mild narcotics are given before your procedure for
control of any discomfort that may occur. Drugs commonly used are
Versed, Demerol and/or Fentanyl. In addition, a medication called
Robinul may given go help dry up excess secretions. Most people have
no recollection of the procedure afterwards. If you are allergic
to any of these medications, please notify the office or Dr. Hasan before
I have to take antibiotics
before going to the dentist. Will I need them before my endoscopy
Maybe. If you have had a heart valve replace, any joint replacement,
or any condition that requires antibiotic therapy before a dental appointment,
please advise the office of this several days before your exam is scheduled.
We will make a determination whether you will need them before your endoscopy