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.

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