Liver Biopsy Preparations

Instructions

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Do not take any aspirin, Motrin or similar medication ten days before and three days after the procedure.

Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before the procedure.

Please report to the main ER admitting office at the day of the procedure.

You may need to have blood work drawn two days prior to the procedure. Please call our office to see if this will be necessary.

If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment please contact our office in advance so that we may cancel and reschedule the appointment if necessary.

The physicians at Digestive Healthcare of Georgia are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In the interest of everyone’s health and safety we ask all patients and their guests who have a fever (100° or above), symptoms of a respiratory infection, or who may have traveled to a restricted country or may have been exposed to a person with known COVID-19, the flu or any other communicable disease to reschedule their appointments or procedures. You will not be charged for canceling/rescheduling your appointment. We will be following CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health’s recommendations for screening and management of patients. If you are at all concerned you may have a serious infectious disease, your best course of action is to seek care at your primary care physician’s office or local hospital’s emergency department.

We have implemented a telemedicine visit for our patients who are unable to be in the office for their appointment. Please call our office to schedule a telemedicine visit with your provider.