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

Upper Endoscopy

Colonoscopy Instructions (6 alternate preparations listed below)

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Small Bowel Series
Esophageal Manometry
Anorectal Manometry
Capsule Endoscopy
Hemorrhoid Banding

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: