Bowel Preparation Instructions
Please follow the instructions that were given to you by Dr. Fergani and our receptionists. If you have misplaced them, you can find the instructions below but you must ensure they correspond to the prescription (Rx) given to you by Dr. Fergani. If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to contact us at 905-297-8434.
St. Joseph's Hospital - Gastroscopy
Gastroscopy at St. Joseph's Hospital
LOCATION: 50 Charlton Ave E, Hamilton, ON L8N 4A6
Endoscopy Unit - 3rd Floor of the MARY GRACE wing
DATE & TIME: Please note the date and check-in time given to you by one of our receptionists.
Please call Dr. Fergani’s office at least 2 days prior to confirm your procedure:
NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK 6 HOURS BEFORE YOUR CHECK-IN TIME.
* If your check-in time is after 12:00 PM (noon), you may have a light breakfast that does not contain any dairy products (eg: toast).
- Blood Thinners:
If you are taking blood thinners, follow the instructions given to you by Dr. Fergani during your consultation.
- Iron Products:
Stop taking iron supplements 5 days before your scope.
REMINDER: YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE A RIDE HOME.
YOU WILL BE AT THE HOSPITAL FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 HOURS.
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE FOR THE REST OF THE DAY.
It is preferred that your driver stays in the hospital during the duration of your appointment. If they are unable to stay for the appointment, a staff member will call your driver when you are ready to be picked up. Your driver MUST come up to the Endoscopy Unit to pick you up. You cannot leave the unit by yourself. If you are taking a taxi/Uber/Lyft, someone still has to ride with you.