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To download instructions for procedures as an Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file, click the appropriate link below.

Instructions for Procedures at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital GI Lab:

Upper Endoscopy

Colonoscopy Instructions (alternate preparations listed below)

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

For an entertaining account of what the colonoscopy experience is like, read columnist Dave Barry's description below.

The Colonoscopy, by Dave Barry

If you will need help with transportation home from the hospital after your procedure, please read this:
Transportation Information

For an overview of the Northwestern GI Lab, please see the video below:

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