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Preparation for Procedures

This information is provided as a general guide only.  Preparation instructions can vary patient to patient and may depend on medication you may be taking.  Your instructions will be given to you at the time of your preliminary consultation or after discussion with our specialist triage nurse. The preparation instructions given to you will take into account your medical history, current state of health and any medications you may be taking.

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Gastroscopy All Specialists

Preparing for Gastroscopy

Preparing for Gastroscopy


Dr. John Napoli

Preparation for colonoscopy

Dr John Darke

Preparation for colonoscopy

Dr. Calvin Chan

Preparation for colonoscopy

Dr Robert Kim 

Preparation for colonoscopy

Professor Michael Bourke

Preparation for colonoscopy

Dr Viraj Kariyawasam

Preparation for colonoscopy

Dr Sia Peng Ong

Preparation for colonoscopy

Dr Chee Fook Choong

Preparation for colonoscopy

What can I eat while preparing for colonoscopy :   


Low Residue Diet 


Suggested  for per-COLONOSCOPY


Your doctor may change this dependent on your own circumstances.


Juice – apple, cranberry, pear, white grape

Yogurt  (no fruit or nut topping)

Small bowl of Cornflakes or Rice Bubbles

2 eggs – poached, boiled or scrambled

Bacon,   pork/ chicken  sausage

Hash browns

White toast -  with Vegemite, honey, lemon butter, butter, margarine

French toast/ cinnamon sugar

Croissant -  plain   or ham  & cheese

Muffin – no fruit or nuts   / Crumpets with honey  / Pancakes with syrup

Chocolate brioche

Tea, coffee,  water



Clear soups, broths, chicken noodle soup

Fish, ham,  turkey, chicken, pork,

Potato or pumpkin   (without skin)

Potato salad

Pasta Carbonara or macaroni cheese (no tomato sauce or bottled sauces)

Sandwiches – white bread/ roll

Panini: chicken, ham (no mustard) tuna, turkey, cheese, egg

Baked rice custard:  chocolate mousse  / Plain – vanilla ice cream

Water,  soft drink , tea coffee



Cheese and crackers

Rice cakes, protein bars – no nuts

Ham quiche

Parmesan cheese sticks

Wedges with sour cream

Cake /  Cheesecake  baked with white flour

Chocolate biscuits  - no nuts

Scones butter and honey

Pikelets/Waffles  with lemon & sugar or honey

Vanilla slices, doughnut, custard Danish, custard tart, meringue

Milkshakes, egg flip/protein shake / Clear sports drink /tea/iced tea/coffee/hot chocolate

Plain or chocolate Sustagen / Ensure/Digestilact


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