Thornhill Endoscopy Centre - Putting your mind at ease

Gastroscopy Instructions

  • Have a light dinner the evening before your procedure
  • Nothing to eat after dinner the evening before your procedure (your stomach must be empty). You may have clear fluids only until 4 hours before your test.
  • If you are a diabetic or taking blood thinners (e.g. Coumadin/Warfarin, Plavix), you should consult your family physician before the procedure (or call our clinic for further instructions).
  • You should take ALL your usual morning medications with sips of water (except diabetic pills, Aspirin, Coumadin, and Plavix). Stop Aspirin (and any Anti-Inflammatory drugs) 5 days before your test. Bring a list of current medications (or actual pill bottles) for your appointment.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your appointment. You will be sedated for this procedure, and will NOT be allowed to drive for 24 hours after your procedure. You must bring someone with you to drive you home. There are NO FEES for patients with valid OHIP cards.
  • A $150 fee will be charged for missed appointments if 72 hours cancellation notice is not given.

Preparation Instructions

How To Find Us

Phone: 905.882.6566
Fax: 905.882.6567

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

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