Home Care after Upper Endoscopy with Dilation or Esophageal Banding
What to Expect
You may notice a mild soreness in your throat. You may wish to gargle with lightly salted water or suck on hard candy.
You may have a feeling of fullness or gas pains.
You may feel mild chest discomfort.
• You must have an adult to take you home. You should not drive
• Do not drink alcohol. Do not take tranquilizers or sleeping pills tonight.
• Rest today. You may resume your normal daily tasks tomorrow.
• You may resume your routine medicines unless told otherwise.
• Your diet should be liquids and soft foods. Avoid bread, toast, nuts, and
meats. After two days, you may try solid foods, chewing them very well to
test whether you can swallow safely.
• There may be some soreness and redness at the IV site for a day or two.
You can relieve this by placing a warm, moist washcloth over the area.
Please contact your primary doctor if this does not improve in a couple of
• Do not make any important personal or business decisions today.
Call your doctor right away if you have
• vomited blood
• bloody stools
• chest pain
• abdominal pain
• fever or chills
Digestive Health Center, 8am to 5pm weekdays, (608) 890-5000.
After clinic hours, please call (608) 890-5000. Give your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
If you live outside of the Madison area, please call 1-855-342-9900.
If you are not able to keep your appointment please let us know 5 days before.
UW Health Digestive Health Center
750 University Row
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
GI Procedure Clinic
600 Highland Avenue
Meriter Hospital Digestive Health Center
202 S. Park Street
The Spanish version of this HFFY is #6508.
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 04/24/2013
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