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CLEAR LIQUID BOWEL PREP

THE DAY PRIOR TO SURGERY YOU NEED TO FOLLOW A CLEAR LIQUID DIET IN ORDER TO CLEAR OUT THE BOWEL:

1) Drink only clear liquids (broth, jello without fruit, Gatorade, juices without pulp, soda, sherberts, coffee, tea) once you begin the prep. No cream.

2) It is important to drink plenty of fluids (not just water) during the prep so that you do not get dehydrated.

3) After midnight, nothing to eat or drink unless instructed otherwise by your physician or by the anesthesiologist.

If you become lightheaded or dizzy during the prep you need to drink juices and broth. If you are very nauseous or are vomiting, please call the office at   303-825-8822.