Manhattan Gastroenterology
  • MIDTOWN 51 EAST 25TH, 4 FL New York, NY, 10010
  • UPPER EAST SIDE 983 PARK AVE, STE 1D New York, NY, 10028
  • UNION SQUARE 55 W. 17TH ST, STE 102 New York, NY, 10011

Bowel preparation before colonoscopy is extremely important. Good preparation allows a physician to thoroughly examine a colon. The bowels need to be completely and carefully cleaned so that the doctor can easily discover any potential problems. Polyps or other abnormalities may be harder to notice if the bowels aren’t prepped and emptied properly prior to the procedure.  You should consult the gastroenterologist that is performing your procedure for you about the details of your bowel preparation (solution, specific instructions) to ensure it is done correctly to allow for a better prep rather than relying on general instructions.  Do not discontinue any medications prior to your procedure without speaking with your doctor. Procedural preparations also change and evolve with time so it is important to understand what preparation, solution and instructions you doctor recommends now for the best preparation for your procedure.

FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Obtain two (2) Fleet Enemas at any drug store (no prescription needed).
  2. Do not eat or drink for 8 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
  3. Use the first enema 2 hours prior to leaving your home (follow package directions).
  4. Use the second enema ½ hour after the first enema.

3 hours prior to your procedure- do not drink any fluids, even water

You should always speak to the physician performing the examination for specific instructions prior to your exam.



★ ★ ★ ★ ★The entire staff were welcoming and made the visit quick and seamless. The office is clean and the staff even make a point in offering coffee or water while you wait. The doctor was very friendly and to the point. Highly recommend choosing this office.

 

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Manhattan Gastroenterology Locations: Manhattan Gastroenterology (Upper East Side) 983 Park Ave Ste 1D, NY 10028
(212) 427-8761
Manhattan Gastroenterology (Midtown) 51 East 25th Street Ste 407, NY 10010
(212) 427-8761
Manhattan Gastroenterology (Union Square) 55 W 17th St Ste 102, NY 10011
(212) 427-8761

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The information on this website is to provide general information. The information on this website does NOT reflect definitive medical advice and self diagnoses should not be made based on information obtained online. It is important to consult a physician for a consultation and examination regarding ANY and ALL symptoms or signs you may be having. An accurate diagnosis and treatment plan should only be made by your physician in order to exclude a serious condition.