Ernest F. Ribera, M.D. Gastroenterologist

Ernest F. Ribera, M.D.
1720 El Camino Real

Suite 155
Burlingame, CA 94010

Phone: 650-342-6506

Mon-Fri: 9AM-4PM

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Endoscopy procedures require preparations that are important to ensure a thorough exam. Your health status and current medications will be reviewed to choose the best possible preparation for you. When you have scheduled a date for the procedure, detailed preparation instructions will be given to you.

Your instructions will explain the following:

1) Medication changes: you will be advised if you need to adjust dosage for blood thinners (Coumadin, aspirin, anti-inflammatory), diabetic (oral or insulin), and diuretics.

2) Diet changes: usually there are food restrictions the day before the procedure, some time on clear liquids, and then nothing by mouth for several hours prior to the procedure.

3) Transportation: you will be given intravenous sedation for the procedure so will need to arrange a driver to and from the procedure. You should not drive for at least 12 hours after the procedure.

Do not use any of these preparations unless instructed by your physician! The various preparation instructions provided here should only be used to prepare for these specific procedures. If you have lost your paperwork and do not know which preparation instruction to use, please contact our office at 650-342-6506.