Surgery after Colonoscopy
The colonoscopy will be 1-2 days before surgery. NO FOOD after the colonoscopy.
You can drink clear liquids only. “Clear liquid” means no residue, pulp, or fiber, it does not
mean ‘colorless’. Clear liquids include
Popsicles, with no fruit fiber
Sparkling water or soda
Broth or bouillon
Juice with no pulp (apple, white grape,
Coffee or tea, no creamer – sugar is OK
Gatorade® or other clear sports drinks
Ensure Active Clear
No dairy products
The Day before Surgery
This afternoon and evening you will take three doses of antibiotic pills.
ξ 3 p.m. take the 1st dose
ξ 5 p.m. take the 2nd dose
ξ 10 p.m. take the last dose
Keep drinking clear liquids only until bedtime. Shower with Hibiclens® soap before you go to
The Morning of Surgery Shower again with Hibiclens® soap.
Digestive Health Center: 608-890-5000. This is a 24 hour number.
After hours, weekends and holidays ask for the doctor on call for Dr.____________________.
Tell them your problem. We will call you back.
Toll Free: 855-342-9900
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