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How to Prep for Your Procedure at Washington Township Medical Foundation

This section of our website contains answers to common questions along with advice regarding preparation for a gastroenterological procedure at Washington Township Medical Foundation. Our staff and team of skilled, experienced, and caring physicians are here to provide support and help and to answer all of your questions. We want you to feel at ease. Ask us any questions you may have before your procedure, and be sure to click through to the following pages for more information about the procedures we offer and how to prepare in advance.

Preparing for Gastroenterological Procedures

Visit the following sections of our website to learn more about preparing for any one of the various gastroenterological procedures we offer at Washington Township Medical Foundation:

Please note that the information provided here is not the equivalent of a medical consultation. Speak with your doctor if you have any questions about the procedure ahead of you. Most patients typically feel some anxiety before a procedure. We can help you know what to expect. Our gastroenterology team at Washington Township Medical Foundation is available to answer any questions you may have.

General Preparation

It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions before any gastroenterological procedures. Most endoscopy procedures involve conscious sedation. For this reason, it is critical that there is no food in your stomach in order to minimize aspiration risk, which occurs when the contents of your stomach are vomited into your lungs. This can cause pneumonia. Be sure to carefully observe your doctor’s instructions about dietary restrictions, as well as medication restrictions. If your doctor gives you nay type of prep to drink before your procedure, be sure to follow instructions carefully.

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