We have two options for preparing your lower intestines for sigmoidoscopy. Please find your specific preparation formulation below and click to open/print. Please read the instructions carefully. Good luck!
- FIND A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND TO DRIVE YOU HOME AFTER YOUR SIGMOIDOSCOPY. You cannot operate a vehicle until the day after your procedure because of lingering effects of the anesthesia. We cannot perform the procedure without a ride. Taxis or ride-sharing services (Uber, Lyft, etc) are not allowed. Your ride should stay throughout the procedure.
- ONE WEEK BEFORE YOUR SIGMOIDOSCOPY PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR PREPARATION. Please call our office at 978-459-6737 if you have any trouble obtaining your medication.
- PLEASE ARRIVE ONE HOUR BEFORE YOUR SIGMOIDOSCOPY. Despite our best efforts to perform your procedure on time, unexpected delays and emergencies can sometimes occur. On the other hand, if we are running ahead of schedule, we can attempt to perform your procedure earlier. Please keep your phone near you the morning of your procedure so we can notify you of delays and earlier appointment times.
Please check your insurance benefits, know the insurance guidelines for deductible.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 978-459-6737.