Preparation for procedure

You will be required to fast for this procedure, you MUST NOT EAT OR DRINK FOR 6 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME. Failure to do this may result in cancellation on the day.

On admission the nurse will ask you a number of questions about your health to ensure you are able to go ahead with the procedure. It is important that you have a list of all your medications to hand to  the nurse. If you are unsure about your medication, contact your GP practice and ask them to provide you with a list. You will be able to ask any questions you may have about the procedure.

  • If you are coming for assessment for bariatric surgery, you must stop any antacid medication ie lansoprazole, omeprazole and esomeprazole.
  • If you are coming for barrett surveillance or monitoring of ulcers then you must continue to take your antiacid medication.
  • If you have had previous nasal surgery, a broken nose or take any blood thinning medication, ie Warfarin, Sinthrome, Phenindione, Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran, Apixaban, Clopidogrel you won’t be able to have this procedure. 

Please ensure you read the patient information leaflet for this procedure as it includes important information.

Please contact us if you have any concerns regarding the above.