Michael J. Brooks M.D. Prep Instructions - Sigmoidoscopy
It is important to follow these preparation instructions closely in order, step by step, and do not deviate unless advised. If you encounter any problem during your preparation or not sure which preparation instructions to download call our office immediately ( 302) 832-1545.
NO Food Or Drink After Midnight
Your preparation consists of two (2) fleet enemas. One administered two (2) hours before the scheduled procedure time, and the second approximately one (1) hour prior to the scheduled procedure time. The preparation is to be done at home.
If you are taking medication that is a blood thinner such as COUMADIN, PRADAXA, or PLAVIX, we request that you contact our office immediately for further instructions. Avoid aspirin or similar drugs for at least 7 days prior to the procedure. Tylenol or Datril is allowed. Do not take any medications containing iron or iron supplements for at least 4 days prior to the procedure. Otherwise, all medications may be taken as directed unless otherwise stated by our office.
Because you will be sedated for this procedure, it is necessary for you to have a responsible companion who will remain in the waiting room of the surgical facility during your procedure. You are not permitted to drive a vehicle or use public transportation to or from the facility.
We request, should the need arise that you must cancel your procedure, you contact our office at 302-832-1545 NO LESS THAN 48 HOURS PRIOR to the scheduled appointment. Failure to notify the office will result in a cancellation fee of $75.00.
Amerihealth & Keystone Health Patients:
Your written referral must be in our GLASGOW OFFICE no less than 72 hours prior to the scheduled procedure date. If your referral is not received in the specified time, your appointment will be cancelled. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our billing/referral office at 302-832-3755.
Please keep in mind that you may receive more than one statement following your procedure, as the Physician, Facility, Pathologist and Anesthesia all bill your insurance carrier separately. Should you have any questions regarding these statements, please contact the appropriate Provider. For your convenience, our office accepts Cash, Checks, Visa and MasterCard. Our billing office can be reached at 302-456-5725.
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