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1304 Somerville Rd.
Decatur, AL 35601

Office: 256-260-2333
Fax: 256-260-2336

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2011. Riverside Gastroenterology
1304 Somerville Rd., Decatur, AL 35601
256-260-2333

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Preparing for your Procedure

What to Expect

You will come into our scheduling room so you can be registered for the procedure. You will be given instructions on how to prepare for your procedure (Preparing for your Procedure). Procedures are done at the Decatur Surgery Center or Decatur General Hospital. The place where your procedure takes place is determined by your insurance company. You will need to preregister with Decatur General or the Surgery Center. Their preregistration can be done personally or on the phone. On the day of the procedure, you will need to have someone with you that can wait for 3-4 hours. You will not be allowed to have your procedure unless you are accompanied by a person that will stay until you are ready to leave.

Preparing For Your Procedure

When you schedule your procedure at our office, you will be given instructions on what you need to do. If you are having a colonoscopy, you will be told what prep you need to take/use before the procedure. If you currently take medication, you will be given a list of what medicines you can and cannot take. You will also be told what to eat the day before so you can adequately prepare for your procedure. It is important that you carefully follow the instructions you are given. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

Additional guidelines:

• Bring the name and phone number of your primary care physician, pharmacy and a complete list of all your prescribed and over-the counter medications, including dosage amounts and frequency.
• Wear comfortable clothes, shoes with low heels, and little or no makeup.
• Leave jewelry and other valuables at home.
• Bring protective cases for contact lenses, eyeglasses and hearing aids.

For more information on each of the procedures, click on the links below. 

Colonoscopy

• What is a Colonoscopy?
• How Do I Prepare for the Exam?
• What Happens During a Colonoscopy?

Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

• What is an Upper Endoscopy (EGD)?
• How Do I Prepare for the Exam?
• What Happens During an Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

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