Patient Education

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLONOSCOPY

CLEAR LIQUIDS
Do these things 7 DAYS BEFORE the procedure:

Arrange a ride: you will be given medicine that makes you relax and be sleepy, so you cannot drive a car or take a bus home. If you arrive without an escort, your procedure may need to be rescheduled.
Stop taking aspirin
If you are taking Coumadin or Plavix, call your doctor or nurse for special instructions.
Do these things 3 DAYS BEFORE the procedure:
Review the diet you need to follow for the next 2 days. Plan your meals according to this diet.
Do these things 2 DAYS BEFORE the procedure:

Stop taking all anti-inflammatory medicines. These include: Nuprin, Bufferin, Anacin, Advil, Motrin, Indocin, Voltran, Aleve, Ecotrin, Relafen, Alka Seltzer, Naprosyn, Voltaren (Tylenol is okay to take)
Stop eating seeds, popcorn, nuts and whole grains
Do not eat any solid food after midnight
Do these things 1 DAY BEFORE the procedure:
Start a strict, clear liquid diet. If you put a liquid in a clear glass, and you can see through it, it is probably OK to drink. A clear liquid diet can include:
-Apple, white grape, and cranberry juices;
-Beef or chicken broths that are clear;
-Tea and coffee without milk;
-Soda pop, Gatorade, Kool-Aid and various -Jell-O flavors (any color except red)
Avoid: juices with pulp, milk, cream and solid food.

1st BOTTLE 5 PM night before colonoscopy 2nd bottle at 9 PM
NPO after midnight

Please see the attachments below for other patient informational material:

CLEARS

Barrett's Esophagus

Celiac Disease

Crohn's Disease

Gas in the Digestive Tract

Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hemochromatosis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Ulcerative Colitis

Morris B. Silver, MD

Gastroenterologist located in Beverly Hills, CA & Garden Grove, CA

Dr. Morris B. Silver practices Gastroenterology in Beverly Hills and Garden Grove, CA. Board certified since 1987, Dr. Silver assists patients suffering from diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding, as well as Inflammatory Bowel Disease and GERD. Services offered by Dr. Silver include colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. Dr. Silver earned his medical degree at the State University of N.Y. in Brooklyn, New York in 1984. He completed his residency at the Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, NY in 1987. Dr. Silver went on to become a fellow in gastroenterology through a program at New York Medical College.

After practicing privately as a Gastroenterologist in New York from 1989 to 1990, Dr. Silver made the move to the West Coast. He has been practicing as a Gastroenterologist in California since 1990. During his career as a physician in California, Dr. Silver has worked in Orange County, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills. When he is not in the office, he stays active with walking, exercising, and playing sports. He also loves spending time with his grandchildren.

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Morris Silver, MD

Dr. Morris B. Silver practices Gastroenterology in Beverly Hills and Garden Grove, CA. Board certified since 1987, Dr. Silver assists patients suffering from diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding, as well as Inflammatory Bowel Disease and GERD. Services offered by Dr. Silver include colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. Dr. Silver earned his medical degree at the State University of N.Y. in Brooklyn, New York in 1984. He completed his residency at the Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, NY in 1987. Dr. Silver went on to become a fellow in gastroenterology through a program at New York Medical College.

After practicing privately as a Gastroenterologist in New York from 1989 to 1990, Dr. Silver made the move to the West Coast. He has been practicing as a Gastroenterologist in California since 1990. During his career as a physician in California, Dr. Silver has worked in Orange County, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills. When he is not in the office, he stays active with walking, exercising, and playing sports. He also loves spending time with his grandchildren.


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