Colonoscopy Prep

Every procedure requires a different preparation along with specific dietary rules and restrictions. Your doctor will prescribe the best and safest prep solution based on your specific individual needs and the procedure to be performed – so it is important to let your doctor know about your health history, which includes any medications you take (especially blood thinners) as well as any medical conditions or allergies you have.

You will be given specific instructions about your prep and diet at the time of your pre-procedure office visit. It is crucial to follow your prep instructions exactly as outlined to ensure the best test results and prevent the procedure from having to be repeated.

Typically you are advised to drink water while taking the prep to prevent dehydration, and not eat or drink anything after midnight the day before your procedure. However, in certain cases depending on the time of your procedure, you may be instructed to take part of your prep after midnight or early in the morning. Please follow your instructions carefully.

If you suffer from chronic constipation or have bowel irregularity, you can consider starting miralax 17 grams daily with a goal of having a bowel movement every day for the week prior to your procedure. This will improve the results of your preparation for the day of the procedure. For the average person with regular bowel habits this step is not necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to call Dr. Guss’ or Dr. Beri’s nurse for clarifications. Please see the Colonoscopy Preparation Video on the Right side panel for a general idea about the preparation for your exam and what you can expect on the day of your procedure.

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Dr. Guss to all his staff has been excellent. Anytime I call with a question or concern it was answered right away. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Guss. The only was the wait for my initial appointment but taking all other factors into account this is a great place

Dawn E

Dr Beri is patient, kind and loving. His staff is equally as knowledgeable. He saved my life as 3 well known Gastros misdiagnosed me. I am very glad he is not under the Allied Digestive Health LLC to which 42 drs in Monmouth County read each others notes and do not thoroughly individualize treatment. Thank god for Dr Beri. So grateful to my co worker for sending me to him.

Ruby Burton

Dr Beri is so sweet and caring and genuinely cares about his patients. He listens to the things you are feeling and does not dismiss any feelings. His front desk girls are always so welcoming when you come in and the medical assistants are sweet and lovely to talk to. They make it a great experience when you are not feeling well.