Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Procedure Prep

Preparing for Your GI Procedure

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When you schedule a GI procedure, you will receive detailed instructions from our care team explaining how to properly prepare for your procedure. It is important to follow the series of instructions as this preparation, or 'prep' course, helps to clean your digestive system in order to get the best results. Any residue may impact the effectiveness of your GI procedure, and the whole process may need to be repeated.

The instructions for colonoscopy prep can also be downloaded below, however please be sure to follow the prep that was discussed when you scheduled your appointment. These instructions differ and some preps are not appropriate for all patients. If you are unsure of which prep is best for you or need to reschedule or change your appointment, please contact us at 617-754-8888. Additional information can be found below in our 'On the day of your procedure' section or on our FAQs page.

Watch a short video about preparing for a colonoscopy.