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Upper Endoscopy Preparation Instructions


For a printable PDF of these instructions, click here.
(*patients must arrive 1 hour before scheduled procedures) 

One week prior to procedure:

  • If you take blood thinners please inform us in advance so that these medicines can be managed appropriately
    • Blood thinners include Aspirin (or Aspirin containing products), Plavix (Clopidogrel), Effient (Prasugrel), Coumadin (Warfarin), Pradaxa (Dabigatran), Xarelto (Rivaroxaban), Eliquis (Apixaban).
  • If you are a diabetic and take insulin or other medications to lower your blood sugar please inform us in advance so that the medicines can be adjusted appropriately.
  • Stop any anti-inflammatory medicines including Aleve, Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, etc.
  • You can take Tylenol if needed for pain.

On the day prior to the procedure:

  • You will need to stop eating all solid food 8 hours before your scheduled procedure time.
  • You can drink “clear/thin” liquids up to 4 hours prior to your appointment.
    • Water, broth, Jello, juice, sports drinks, sodas, ginger ale, popsicles, coffee/tea (without milk).
  • Avoid red or purple colored liquids

The day of the procedure:

  • Do not eat anything within 8 hours of your procedure and do not drink anything within 4 hours of your procedure otherwise the test may have to be cancelled. 
  • If you have an early morning procedure, you can bring your medications with you to take after the procedure.
  • Please arrive at your designated location at least 45 minutes early to allow for registration. Arriving late may cause your procedure to be delayed or cancelled.
  • Women of child-bearing age may be asked to provide a urine sample to ensure you are not pregnant.
  • You should be accompanied by a relative/friend to help you get home after the procedure.
  • You should not drive or drink alcohol for 12 hours after the procedure.

Procedure Locations:


920 Park Avenue

Ground Floor

New York, NY 10028

T: (212) 535-3400


Carnegie Hill Endoscopy Center

1516 Lexington Avenue (at East 98th street)

New York, NY 10029

T: (212) 860-6300


Mount Sinai Hospital Endoscopy Unit

1184 5th Avenue (at East 100th street)

New York, NY 10029

T: (212) 659-8961 (scheduling)

T: (212) 241-6277 (endo unit)

Cancelling or Rescheduling:

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule please call us at 212-535-3400 to inform us and allow other patients to use the procedure time.
  • There is a $50 fee for no-shows and late cancellations (less than 3 business days). 

Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions!


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Park Gastro NYC
920 Park Avenue
Upper East Side

New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-535-3400
Fax: 212-861-1829
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