Procedure Preparation Instructions for ERCP
(Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
- Please inform us:
Please STOP taking asprin or anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Advin, Motrin, Naprosyn, etc.) 5 days prior to your ERCP procedure.If you are a diabetic, please notify our office at 415-600-1151 and our R.N. will discuss your morning diabetes medications with you. Check your finger stick glucose before leaving home and notify the nurse of the result upon arrival to the endoscopy suite. Bring your blood glucose meter with you.If your procedure is before 12 noon, have no solid food after midnight the night before your procedure.If your appointment is after 12 noon, you may have a light (low fat, low fiber) breakfast at least 6 hours before your procedure, then no solid food.You may have clear liquids until 4 hours before your procedure, then have nothing at all by mouth.You must bring a driver or arrange transportation home after your procedure. Driving is not permitted for at least 12 hours, due to drowsiness and delayed reflexes from the IV medication. You should also not conduct any business or sign any legal documents until the next day.
- if you are on Coumadin, Plavix, or other blood thinners.
- if you have had a barium X-ray or CT scan in the past 2-3 days.
- if there is any chance you might be pregnant.
Paul May & Frank Stein Interventional Endoscopy Center
California Pacific Medical Center
The Paul May &Frank Stein Interventional Endoscopy Center in San Francisco features some of the top-rated gastrointestinal disease doctors and interventional endoscopy specialists in the San Francisco Bay Area, Marin county and Northern California who use the most successful non-surgical treatment options available.