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Prep Information for Endoscopy Procedures

Thank you for choosing Merrimack Valley Endoscopy Center for your care.

Preparing for your procedure

Your physician has scheduled you for a procedure in our Endoscopy department. If your physician has prescribed a preparation prior to your procedure, please be sure to take all of it to ensure your procedure is successful. Please see links below for procedure preparation instructions.

Arriving at Merrimack Valley Endoscopy Center

Please arrange to have a family member or family friend who is a licensed driver available to drive you home from your procedure. You will not be allowed to operate a motor vehicle until the following day after receiving anesthesia. This person must be available within 30 minutes of being called by the recovery nurse.

Please park in the municipal parking area directly across the street from our office at One Parkway, Haverhill and enter at the main entrance. Merrimack Valley Endoscopy Center will be directly in front of you as you enter.

Check-in at the registration desk where a staff member will greet you and complete your check-in process. Have a seat and a nurse will be with you shortly.

What to bring

Your health insurance card.
A photo ID such as your driver’s license.
Your completed Health Questionnaire form including list of all medications you are currently taking.
Most endoscopy screening procedures are covered by health insurance. Contact your insurance company to inquire and plan for any applicable co-pay or deductible.
Leave all valuables at home

Health Questionnaire (please print and fill out)

Link 1: ‘Health Questionnaire’ -HealthQuestionnaire.pdf

Link 2: ‘Cuestionario de salud’ – Health questionnaire Spanish.pdf


Patient Prep for Colonoscopy or Upper Endoscopy with Colonoscopy

Link 1: ‘Colonoscopy or Upper Endoscopy with Colonoscopy Prep Instructions’ – Splitprep.pdf

Link 2: “Preparación de Colonoscopia o Colonoscopia y gastroscopia” – Spanish Split prep.pdf


Patient Prep for Gastroscopy (Upper Endoscopy)

Link 1: ‘Gastroscopy (Upper Endoscopy) Prep Instructions’ – EGD prep.pdf

Link 2: ‘Preparación de Gastroscopia’ – Spanish EGD.pdf


Patient Prep for Bravo pH Probe

Instructions and Videos

Link1: ‘BRAVO prep instructions’ – EGDBRAVO Prep.pdf

Link 2: ‘Preparación de Bravo pH probe’ – Spanish Bravo.pdf=


Medtronic Bravo Video De Enseñanza Para Pacientes (Español)[RJS1]


Patient Prep for Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Link 1: ‘Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Instructions’- Sigmoidoscopy.pdf

Link 2: ‘Preparación de sigmoidoscopia flexible’ – Spanish Sigmoidoscopy.pdf


Patient Prep for Colonoscopy (2 day prep)

Link 1: ‘2 Day Colonoscopy Prep Instructions’ – 2 Day prep.pdf

Link 2: ‘Preparación de Colonoscopia – Dos Dias’ – add Spanish 2 day.pdf


Additional Forms

Patient Rights Brochure 2019_ English MVEC

Patient Rights Brochure 2019 _Spanish_ MVEC