Endoscopic Ultrasound

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Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Preparation

Please Note:

  • If you are a diabetic hold your oral diabetic medication the morning of the procedure. Check your blood sugar the morning of the procedure. If you use insulin or an insulin pump, check with your primary care doctor for instructions during your prep and the day of your procedure. Please bring your insulin with you the day of your procedure. Drink clear fruit juice if your blood sugar gets low.
  • If you are on a medication to thin your blood (an anticoagulant or antiplatelet) do not stop your blood thinning medications until you hear from our office. We will contact your physician who prescribes this medication for instructions and notify you. If you have not heard from us a week before your procedure please call our office at 320-5050 to speak with your physician's Medical Assistant.
  • If you are on aspirin or NSAIDs you may continue to these medications.
  • If you have asthma bring your inhaler with you to your procedure.
  • If you have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine please bring it with you to your procedure.

The Day Before Your EUS Procedure

  • Consume only clear liquids in place of solid foods. See the list of clear liquids.
  • Do not have anything to eat or drink after midnight, including: no gum, no hard candy and no chewing tobacco.

Examples of a Clear Liquid Diet

Clear liquids are any liquid that you can see through. Do not consume any red liquids or alcoholic beverages.

CLEAR LIQUIDS INCLUDE:

  • Water or Vitamin Water (no red colored water)
  • Coffee or tea without creamer
  • Jell-O (no red colored jello)
  • Sport drinks like Gatorade, G2, Powerade or Propel (no red colored drinks)
  • Popsicles (no red colored popsicles)
  • Broth or bouillon
  • Ensure Clear Peach Flavor
  • Carbonated beverages like Coke, 7-up, or Mountain Dew
  • Apple juice or white grape juice

The Day of Your EUS Procedure

  • Using a small amount of water, take your prescription medications as you usually do unless you have been instructed to “hold” the medication prior to the procedure.
  • It is very important that you take your blood pressure or heart medication as usual.
  • You may brush your teeth the morning of the procedure.

A Few Reminders Before Leaving Home

  • You must have a driver (no taxis or buses) to take you home after the procedure.
  • Bring a list of your current medications and any allergies to medication.
  • Bring your insurance cards and driver’s license/picture ID with you.
  • If you are a diabetic, check your blood sugar at home before your procedure.
  • If you have an implanted cardiac defibrillator, it is very important that you bring the card identifying the device manufacturer, model and serial number.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • You may wear your dentures, hearing aids, contacts or glasses; however, you may be asked to remove them for the procedure. Please leave your jewelry at home.

If you have any questions about your procedure instructions, please call our scheduling department at 937-320-5055 Option 2.

 

Dayton Gastroenterology, Inc.

  • Beavercreek (Sylvania) Office & Endoscopy Center - 75 Sylvania Drive, Beavercreek, OH 45440 Phone: 937-320-5050 Fax: 937-320-5060
  • Beavercreek (Indian Ripple) Office & Endoscopy Center - 4200 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, OH 45440 Phone: 937-320-5050 Fax: 937-320-5060
  • Englewood Office & Endoscopy Center - 9000 N. Main Street Suite 405, Englewood, OH 45415 Phone: 937-320-5050 Fax: 937-320-5060
  • Miamisburg Office - 415 Byers Road Suite 100, Miamisburg, OH 45342 Phone: 937-320-5050 Fax: 937-320-5060

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