Prior to the procedure:
Patients need to fast 6 hours for an oral (through the mouth) procedure
If a rectal (through the colon) procedure is needed, bowel preparation is usually required
Iron tablets and aspirin should be stopped for 1 week
Following the procedure:
Patients recover in a comfortable environment and are generally discharged to home the same day.

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The Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy
St Mark's Hospital - Watford Road
Harrow - London - HA1 3UJ
United Kingdom