Thornhill Endoscopy Centre - Putting your mind at ease

Colonoscopy Preparation Instructions using Peglyte


Location & Details:


We are located at 390 Steeles Ave West, Unit 11. Our clinic is on your RIGHT when you enter the plaza.Parking is Free.There are designated parking spots in front of our clinic for patient drop-off and pick up. Please arrive 15 minutes before your procedure (you have the exact time of arrival in your appointment confirmation email/business card with your appointment detail).

** There are NO FEES for patients with valid Health (OHIP) card.
Please bring your valid OHIP card. In case your OHIP card is expired, please have a letter from Service Ontario with a new version code and expiry date.

** Please make sure you have arrangements to be driven home, as you cannot drive/work for 24 hours after your procedure. You cannot take a taxi/Uber/bus or walk home by yourself. A responsible adult (relative, friend, etc.) should accompany you home after the procedure. In case you don't have a ride home, procedure will be cancelled.

Medications:


One week prior to procedure: stop taking Iron pills. If you are having both Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy- please also stop all your stomach medications a week prior. You can continue your usual stomach medications if you are having Colonoscopy only.

One day prior to procedure: You can take your usual medications (including sleeping pills, pain killers etc.)Continue your Aspirin or Blood Thinners (e.g. Coumadin/Warfarin, Plavix) **

The day of procedure: DO NOT take any medications; except for blood pressure medications (take them with sips of water).

***If you had a consultation with our anesthesiologist/specialist, please follow his/her instructions regarding all your medications. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the clinic for clarification.

Missed Appointment:


Your appointment time is reserved for you. If you are unable to keep this appointment, please give us at least 3 full business days (excluding weekend or statutory holiday) notice to avoid late cancellation fee of $150. If you call after our regular work hours - please leave a message.



3 Days Before Colonoscopy:


Do NOT eat foods containing seeds, nuts, corn, or foods that are high in fiber (for example: green vegetables and fruits, oatmeal, buckwheat, brown rice, dark bread and cereal. You CAN eat all the rest: white rice, white bread, eggs, chicken, white fish, potato, pasta etc.


Acceptable Clear Fluids:


Consommé/broth, yellow or green Jell-0 (no other colors), water, apple juice (clear without pulp), white grape/cranberry juice, black coffee/tea (without milk or cream), ginger ale, soda water, sports drinks like Gatorade (only green, yellow or clear). Sports drinks are strongly recommended because they contain electrolytes preventing dehydration. PLEASE DRINK LOTS OF CLEAR FLUIDS THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE.

*******NOTE: PLEASE STOP ALL FLUIDS 2-3 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT*******

Morning Appointment (Before 12PM)


Day Before The Procedure


  • NO SOLID FOOD for the entire day.


  • 1. Add water up to the line on Peglyte container and shake well (you will have 4L of laxative solution).

    2.At 4PM, start drinking first 2L of Peglyte. Drinkglassful of Peglyte, take a break then another glassfuluntil you complete 2L. (Put remaining 2L of solution in fridge).

    Mandatory:
    Please drink at least half glass of fluids (from list above) after EVERY glass of Peglyte.

    Day of Procedure:
    At 4AM, repeat step 2 with remaining 2L of Peglyte.

 

Afternoon Appointment (After 12pm)


Day Before The Procedure:


    Before 10AM- Have a light breakfast. After 10AM- NO SOLID FOOD for the entire day.

    1. Add water up to the line on Peglyte container and shake well (you will have 4L of laxative solution).

    2. At 6PM, start drinking first 2L of Peglyte. Drink glassful of Peglyte, take a break then another glassful until you complete 2L. (Put remaining 2L of solution in fridge).

    Mandatory:
    Please drink at least half glass of fluids (from list above) after EVERY glass of Peglyte.

Day of Procedure:
At 6AM, repeat step 2 with remaining 2L of Peglyte.



Preparation Instructions



How To Find Us


Phone: 905.882.6566
Fax: 905.882.6567

Address:
390 Steeles Avenue West
Unit 11 & 12, Thornhill, ON
L4J 6X2


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