Before the POEM procedure
You must follow specific instructions prior to your procedure. Your doctor will go through them in detail. The following are the preparation instructions:
- Two days prior to your procedure, you should ONLY have a liquid diet.
- To make sure your food pipe is clear, STOP drinking or eating 12 hours before your procedure
- Before you start preparing, talk to your doctor about any medications you're taking.
- Mention to your doctor if you have any allergies.
Arrive 3 hours before your POEM procedure is scheduled to start. You can go through series of tests before your procedure.