Southern Gastroenterology Associates logo for printSouthern Gastroenterology Associates, LLC

763 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 • Phone: 678-985-2000

2295 Ronald Reagan Parkway, Suite 100, Snellville, GA 30078 • Phone: 678-985-2000

3655 Howell Ferry Rd, Suite 200, Duluth, GA 30096 • Phone: 678-985-2000

2108 Teron Trace, Suite 100, Dacula, GA 30019 • Phone: 678-312-8600

Associates, LLC

Offices in Lawrenceville, Snellville, Duluth, and Dacula/Hamilton Mill.

Upper GI Endoscopy Preparation

If you must cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call 678-985-2000 (72) hours prior to your scheduled appointment. There is a $100.00 cancellation fee if you fail to cancel 72 hours in advance.

You will be receiving IV (intravenous) sedation. You MUST have an adult companion (family member or friend) remain with you at the facility and to drive you home. You are not allowed to drive or leave the facility alone. Public transportation by yourself (taxi, Uber etc.) is not allowed.

If you fail to arrange acceptable transportation, your procedure will need to be rescheduled.

No DRIVING the day of your procedure.

Daily Medications: If you are taking Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), Plavix (clopidigrel) Aspirin, Xarelto, Brilinta, Pradaxa, Eliquis, Effient, Lovenox or other blood thinners, consult with your prescribing physician to discuss the management of these medications at least 2 weeks before your colonoscopy. DO NOT STOP these medications without the consent of your physician.

If you take medication for high blood pressure, seizures, asthma, thyroid disease, irregular heart beat or prednisone, you must take your medications at 5 am.

The Day Before Your Exam

Do NOT eat any solid foods after 8 pm the evening before your exam. After 8 pm you may have clear liquids until 12 midnight.

Clear Liquids
Non-Clear Liquids
Not Allowed
Gatorade, Pedialyte or PowerAde Red or purple items of any kind
Coffee, tea (no milk or non-dairy creamer) Alcohol
Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks Milk or non-dairy creamer
Kool-Aid or other fruit flavored drinks Juice with pulp
Apple juice, white cranberry or white grape juice Hard candy
Jell-O, popsicles Any liquid you cannot see through
Strained chicken, beef or vegetable broth  

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.

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Southern Endoscopy Suite

Meet the physicians of Southern Gastroenterology Associates

The practice's wholly owned endoscopy center is a newly enlarged, state-of-the-art, nationally accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center. Procedures we perform include:

Meet Our Physicians

Meet the physicians of Southern Gastroenterology Associates

Gastroenterologists are physicians trained in internal medicine who have undergone further training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive system.

Conditions We Treat

Meet the physicians of Southern Gastroenterology Associates

Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the esophagus, stomach, bowel, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. Conditions treated include: