Make sure to read both the Pre-Procedure Instructions and Information sheets at least seven days in advance of your procedure. The Pre-Procedure Information includes the specific information for each of the procedures we perform here at SCEC. Make sure to follow the instructions for the specific exam you are having as there are differing instructions for either an Upper Endoscopy or Colonoscopy.
It is important for you to follow these guidelines before your procedure to prevent delay or cancellations. You will need to pick up your prescription for the colonoscopy prep at least two to three days before your procedure.
Please download our pre-procedure forms:
Arrival Time Confirmation
Our staff will call you two days before your surgery to remind you of your procedure and to confirm your arrival time. If you have not received a call by 2:00 pm two days before your procedure or have additional questions please call us at (831) 464-1871.
Food and Drink
Please follow the specific pre-procedure diet instructions for the colonoscopy exam. Not following these instructions can lead to a less than complete exam.
Please make sure to finish all colon preparation products at least two hours before your procedure is scheduled.
No food or drink after midnight the evening prior to your Upper Endoscopy exam unless you are having both an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy on the same day and have to prep for the Colonoscopy.
Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours before your arrival.
No smoking/tobacco after midnight the night before your procedure.
Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body jewelry).
Please remove all these items before your procedure.
Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing and low heeled shoes.
Please leave valuables at home.