Afternoon GI Procedure Instructions

For procedures that are scheduled to start after noon, it is okay to drink clear liquids (black coffee or tea without milk, water, Seven-Up, ginger ale or apple juice) until 5 hours before the start time of the procedure. You should still not eat any solid food after midnight the night before. As examples:

  • If your procedure is scheduled for 1 p.m., you should not eat any solid food after midnight the night before but can have clear liquids until 8 a.m. of the day of the procedure. You should not eat or drink anything after 8 a.m. or the procedure may be cancelled.
  • ¬†If your procedure is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., you should not eat any solid food after midnight the night before but can have clear liquids until 8:30 a.m. of the day of the procedure. You should not eat or drink anything after 8:30 a.m. or the procedure may be cancelled.
  • If your procedure is scheduled for 2 p.m., you should not eat any solid food after midnight the night before but can have clear liquids until 9 a.m. of the day of the procedure. You should not eat or drink anything after 9 a.m. or the procedure may be cancelled.
  • If your procedure is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., you should not eat any solid food after midnight the night before but can have clear liquids until 9:30 a.m. of the day of the procedure. You should not eat or drink anything after 9:30 a.m. or the procedure may be cancelled. If your procedure is scheduled for 3 p.m., you should not eat any solid food after midnight the night before but can have clear liquids until 10 a.m. of the day of the procedure. You should not eat or drink anything after 10 a.m. or the procedure may be cancelled.

If you have questions regarding this, please call the GI endoscopy office at 860-679-7595.

For procedures that are scheduled to start after 12 p.m., it is okay to drink clear liquids (black coffee or tea without sugar or milk, water, 7UP, ginger ale or apple juice) until 6 hours before the start time of the procedure.

DO NOT EAT ANY SOLID FOOD AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE.

  • Procedure scheduled at 1 p.m.: You may have clear liquids up to 7 a.m.
  • Procedure scheduled at 1:30 p.m.: You may have clear liquids up to 7:30 a.m.
  • Procedure scheduled at 2 p.m.: You may have clear liquids up to 8 a.m.
  • Procedure scheduled at 2:30 p.m.: You may have clear liquids up to 8:30 a.m.
  • Procedure scheduled at 3 p.m.: You may have clear liquids up to 9 a.m.
  • Procedure scheduled at 3:30 p.m.: You may have clear liquids up to 9:30 a.m.

If you have problems with the preparation and/or have questions during the evening hours (after 4:30 p.m.) or on the weekend you should call 860-679-2626 and ask for the GI fellow on call.

If you have problems with the preparation and/or have questions during weekday hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) you should call 860-679-3238 and ask to speak with the GI nurse.

Please note that your procedure may be canceled if you do not follow the instructions carefully.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your procedure, please call 860-679-3238 at least 24 hours in advance.