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Patient Instructions

We want your experience to be easy, efficient and safe, in regard to your preparation.

We understand most patients schedule a colonoscopy with some fear and apprehension. We have tried to find the best prep for all patients, that is best tolerated and affordable.

Over-the-counter laxatives mixed with Gatorade may be used or Crystal Light can be mixed with Golytely type flushes to make the solution easier to drink.

Read Instructions for Your Procedure Below:

Procedures

Diet instructions

Preparing for your procedure

Bowel preparation instruction videos

Stool transplant education

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

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