We provide all of our patient forms online so you can complete them in the convenience of your own home.
- Preparation for Colonoscopy
- New Patient Form
- Pre Operative Medication Record
- American College of Gastroenterology
- American Gastroenterological Association
- American Liver Foundation
- American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
- American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Celiac Sprue Association
- Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
- National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics
- National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
- Hepatitis Foundation International
- International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How soon should I cancel my procedure if I can't make it?
A: If you absolutely must cancel your procedure, please do so at least 7 days in advance so that we have time to schedule another patient in your place. Try not to cancel at the last minute since we will not be able to refill your time slot.
Q: Should I take my medications the morning of the test?
A: Yes. You should take all of your usual medications (including blood pressure medicines) with a sip of water several hours before your procedure. EXCEPT DIABETES MEDICATIONS SHOULD NOT be taken the morning of the procedure since you have not eaten. Additionally, YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE ANY BLOOD THINNERS (COUMADIN, PLAVIX) or ASPIRIN CONTAINING MEDICINES 5-7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE. If you have further questions, please call the office (310) 286-6634.
Q: Why do I need to be on a clear liquid diet the entire day prior to my colonoscopy?
A: Your colon needs to be clear of stool the day of your test. If you eat solid food the day prior to your test, your bowel is still processing the food and creating stool. If you have stool in your colon during the procedure, this impairs the doctor's view, resulting in a possible repeat of the prep and the test.
Q: I lost my instructions for preparation, what do I do?
A: Click here to view a copy of prep instructions. Please call the office (310) 286-6634 if you have further questions.
Q: Can I still have my procedure if I am on my period?
A: Yes. For your comfort, we do suggest that you wear a tampon.
Q: Why can't I drive myself home after my procedure?
A: Due to the type of sedation we use, your judgement and reflexes are impaired. Therefore, it is unsafe for you to operate a vehicle or machinery until the day after your procedure.
Q: Can I work the day of or after my procedure?
A: You will be back to normal the day after, so you can return to your usual schedule.
- Upper GI Gastroscopy
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Video Capsule Endoscopy
- Nutritional Services
Symptom and Diseases
- Bowel Pattern Changes
- Nutrition & Weight Management
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Bloating & Gas Disorders
- Peptic Ulcer Diseases
- Abdominal Pain Diagnosis & Treatment
- Evalution of Celiac Diseases
- Swallowing Disorders
- Colonic Diseases Diagnosis & Management
- Investigation of Rectal Bleeding
- Hepatic (Liver) Disorders
- Pancreatic Diseases
- Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Management
- Breath Tests
- Obscure GI Bleeding
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- Phone: (424) 250-9179
- Fax: (323) 300-2021
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