Follow these Instructions Carefully

*Failure to comply with these instructions may result in a cancellation of your procedure.

  • NO food or drink after midnight the night before your test.
  • You will be sedated for the test and must be accompanied with someone to drive you home.
  • DO NOT take any aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., ibuprofen, aleve, naproxen) for 4 days prior to your exam. If you are on Coumadin, Plavix, Pradaxa or any other blood thinner, ask your physician for additional instructions.
  • Bring a list of your current medications.
  • You will be asked to remove any dentures/partials, eye glasses, hearing aides, or facial piercings for the procedure.
  • A local anesthetic (Cetacaine) may be applied to your throat to help with your gag reflex. Due to this, you will not be able to eat or drink for 1 hour after your procedure.
  • Expect to have an Intravenous device (IV) placed at the facility for your test. This will be used for your sedation.
  • Plan on taking the entire day off work, school, etc.
  • You will not be permitted to drive, drink alcohol, operate machinery or sign any legal documents the entire day of your test due to the sedation you will receive.
  • Plan on being at the facility for about 2 - 4 hours dependent on the preparation time, procedure time, recovery time, and arrival time of physician. This is a longer procedure and may take 30 minutes – 2 hours.

For questions or cancellations please call the office at 330.753.6643.