The following information is also available by calling the Endoscopy instruction line at (248) 471-8311.
To help make your procedure experience as easy as possible, it is important to follow these instructions.
The day prior to your procedure, expect to receive a phone call between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. notifying you of your arrival time. If your procedure is on Monday, you will be called on Friday.
Please follow these instructions carefully as failure to do so may result in the cancellation or delay of your procedure.
The night before your procedure, please DO NOT eat or drink anything after midnight, including water, gum or mints. If you smoke, do not smoke after midnight.
The morning of your procedure, follow the medication instructions given to you by the anesthesia nurse. You may brush your teeth and rinse your mouth but do not swallow toothpaste or mouthwash.
If you did not speak with a nurse, please bring all medications in their original bottles.
If you are taking aspirin or aspirin products, Plavix or Coumadin, please be sure to follow the doctor's instructions to stop these medications. If you have not stopped these medications, please call your doctor's office to reschedule your appointment.
If you are having a colonoscopy, the day prior to your procedure stay on a clear liquid diet and follow the prep instructions from your doctor. If you have not received these instructions or you are having difficulty with your prep, please call your doctor's office.
On the day of or the night prior to your procedure, you may shower or bathe but do not use lotions or perfume. On the day of your procedure, wear loose comfortable clothing.
Please leave jewelry, rings, body piercing or hairpins at home. We cannot be responsible for lost valuables or belongings.
Your insurance card and picture identification may be required.
On the day of your procedure, use the entrance on the west side of Botsford Hospital, marked Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy. Please report to Suite 104.
Free parking is available in front of the hospital.
A responsible licensed driver must accompany you the day of your procedure and remain in the hospital until discharge. Plan to have someone stay home with you for 24 hours after discharge.
We want your procedure to go well. Your cooperation in following these instructions is essential to a safe and successful Endoscopy experience. Failure to do so may result in the procedure being cancelled.