At Gateway we take pride in quality care as well as patient safety. An excellent bowel preparation for colonoscopy optimizes visualization and improves outcomes. Please follow the bowel preparation instructions exactly. Doing so helps us detect and remove polyps and enhances the safety of the procedure.
In addition to the prep instructions, please do not use oil retention enemas and avoid any fish oil supplements you might be taking. Likewise, please avoid vegetables with small seeds (i.e. tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.), flax seed, and all fiber supplements for at least 3 days prior to your procedure. Please contact the office with questions because an excellent preparation helps us beat, treat, and prevent colon cancer. Colon cancer…beatable, treatable, preventable!