Thornhill Endoscopy Centre - Putting your mind at ease

Colonoscopy Instructions


Location & Details:


390 Steeles Ave West plaza, next to “Sababa” Restaurant. Parking is Free. We also have designated parking spots in front of our clinic for patient drop-off and pick-up. Please arrive 15 mins before your procedure. Make sure you have arrangements to be driven home, as you cannot drive for 24 hours after your procedure. The procedure takes approximately ½ hour. You will be at the clinic for approximatley 1 ½ hour from start of procdure to discharge.
There are NO FEES for patients with valid OHIP cards.



Medications:


Bring a list of your current medications (or the actual pill bottles) for your appointment. You should take all your usual morning medications with sips of water (except diabetic pills). Continue your Aspirin or Blood Thinners (e.g. Coumadin/Warfarin, Plavix) as usual.
If you have any questions about your medications, please call our clinic for further instructions.

Missed Appointment:


A fee of $150 will be charged if 72 hours cancellation notice is not given.



5 Days Before Colonoscopy:


  • Do NOT eat foods containing seeds, nuts, or corn, or foods that are high in fiber.


Acceptable Clear Fluids:


Consommé/broth, yellow or green Jell-O, water, apple juice, white grape/cranberry juice, black coffee/tea (without milk), ginger ale, soda water, sports drinks like Gatorade (except red, purple, blue, or orange). Sports drinks strongly recommended because they contain electrolytes preventing dehydration.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MORNING APPOINTMENT (Before 12pm)

Day Before Colonoscopy:


  • NO solid food for the entire day
  • Clear Fluids Only - see list above
  • Add water to fill line on Peglyte container and shake well (4L Total)
  • At 4pm, rapidly drink a glassful (240ml) of PEG solution every 10 minutes until 2L of solution is finished


Day of Colonoscopy:


  • At 4am before your appointment, repeat this step with the remaining PEG solution, rapidly drinking 240ml solution every 10 minutes until 2L of solution is finished

*Note: Drink LOTS of clear fluids all day before your test (Additional 2-4L)!

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFTERNOON APPOINTMENT (After 12pm)

Day Before Colonoscopy:


  • Before 10am – have a light breakfast
  • After 10am – No solid food until after the test, have Clear Fluids Only
  • Add water to fill line on Peglyte container and shake well (4L Total)
  • At 6pm, rapidly drink a glassful (240ml) of PEG solution every 10 minutes until 2L solution is finished

Day of Colonoscopy:

  • At 6am before your appointment, repeat this step with the remaining PEG solution, rapidly drinking 240ml solution every 10 minutes until 2L of solution is finished

*Note: Drink LOTS of clear fluids all day before your test (Additional 2-4L)!



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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