Note: Please have someone drive you to your procedure, as you will be sedated and will be unable to drive afterward.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to your procedure, please call our office at  973-859-3700 for more information about your visit.

If you have diabetes, please ask your doctor about special instructions

PROCEDURE PREPARATION SOLUTION

If you are having a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy, your doctor and their office should have given you instruction on medicine to take the day before.  If you have any questions please call their individual office.

CLEAR LIQUID DIET

Colonoscopies require clear liquid diets on the day prior to the procedure to keep your digestive system as clear as possible. Do not consume any red or purple liquids on this diet.

Foods Allowed

  • Tea (decaf or regular)
  • Black coffee (decaf or regular)
  • Clear carbonated drinks (e.g. seltzer)
  • Strained fruit juices (e.g. apple, white grape, lemonade)
  • Clear broth
  • Clear flavored gelatin (Jell-O)
  • Popsicles
  • Clear hard candy
  • Sugar, honey, syrup, salt

Foods to Avoid

  • Milk and milk products
  • All solid foods
  • All unstrained fruit juice (e.g. orange juice with pulp)
  • All red or purple liquids
  • All red or purple gelatin

Sample Menu

Breakfast

  • 4 oz white grape juice
  • 6 oz clear broth
  • Jell-O
  • Tea

Lunch

  • 4 oz apple juice
  • 6 oz clear broth
  • Jell-O
  • Tea

Dinner

  • 4 oz lemonade
  • 6 oz clear broth
  • Jell-O
  • Tea

Procedures

  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Polyp Removal
  • Banding of Internal Hemorrhoids
  • Coagulation of Internal Hemorrhoids
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Airless Colonoscopy
  • Sedation-Free Colonoscopy
  • Bravo

Conditions Treated

  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Polyps
  • GERD, Acid Reflux
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • GI Bleed
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Diarrhea/Constipation)