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PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS & INFORMATION ENDOSCOPY CENTER 75 Francis Street Boston, MA 02115 Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. YOU ARE SCHEDULED FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE(S): ERCP EGD/UPPER ENDOSCOPY ESOPHAGEAL DILATATION ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND (UPPER) PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS: ** Seven days before the examination, stop taking aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Motrin, Advil, Feldene, Naprosyn). Your stomach must be completely empty to allow for an adequate examination. Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the evening before the procedure. However, if you have a late afternoon appointment, you may have a clear liquid breakfast at 7:00 a.m. Clear liquids consist of: water, tea, coffee (no milk), soda, broth, strained fruit juice, popsicles and jello. **Do not ingest red liquids.** For up to two hours after the examination, your throat may be numb from the local anesthesia which is applied by spray and/or gargle. A numb throat might cause you to choke on food or drink, therefore, do not eat or drink anything for two hours after the procedure unless otherwise advised by Endoscopy Center Staff. In order for this procedure to be performed, you must have a ride home. You will not be discharged from the Endoscopy Center unless you are accompanied by an adult relative or adult friend who will either drive you home or accompany you home in a taxi or on public transportation. LOCATION: The Endoscopy Center, Amory Building, Floor 2. From the 75 Francis Street Entrance. Take an immediate right. You will be at the elevators. Take the elevator to the second floor and turn right. The Endoscopy Center is the second door on the right side of the hallway. From the Ambulatory Parking Garage: Take the elevator to the second floor and go right. Look for Patient Registration on the left. Pass Patient Registration and take a left down the hallway and then a right near Brigham Medical Specialties. Follow the hallway and the Endoscopy Center is on the left when you reach the open balcony over the main lobby. If you have to cancel your appointment, please call the Endoscopy Center at 617 732-7426 (press #3 when the recording starts) and notify your physician as well.
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