ERCP Preparation

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  • The morning of your procedure, take your regularly scheduled medication, including your heart and blood pressure medication, with sips of water.
  • If you are on the following medications, please contact the office nurse for further instructions. It may be necessary to consult your Primary Care Physician. These medications include: Insulin, Seizure medication, Coumadin, Plavix or other blood thinners, or tranquilizing medication.


  • Blood work will need to be done within 30 days or at least 3 days prior to the day of your procedure (with the exception of recent blood thinner use, then please contact your physician).
  • You will need a script or a lab order called in for PT, PTT and platelets.
  • The results must be received by Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. prior to your procedure.


  • Nothing to eat after midnight the night before your procedure.
  • Nothing to drink 6 hours prior to your procedure except for sips of water with your medication(s).


  • Arrive 1 hour before your procedure time. Unless scheduled at Mount Carmel East, then arrive 2 hours before.
  • Bring a list of your medication(s). A nurse will be asking questions about your health history prior to the procedure.
  • Plan to be at the facility at least 2 hours.
  • Remember to make arrangements for someone to drive you home.


Call our office during regular business hours (8:00am to 4:30pm) at 614-754-5500.

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