Patient Education

Prepare for your appointment or learn more about common digestive health conditions, procedures, tests, and treatments.

Information developed by the Publications Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

Patient Education – Procedures

About Colonoscopy

Ensuring the Safety of Your Endoscopic Procedure

Bowel Preparation

Capsule Endoscopy

Colon Cancer Screening

ERCP

Esophageal Dilation

Esophageal Testing or Manometry

Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Therapeutic ERCP

Upper Endoscopy

Patient Education – Conditions

Crohn’s Disease

Barrett’s Esophagus

Diverticulosis

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D)

Minor Rectal Bleeding

Colon Polyps and Their Treatment

Ulcerative Colitis

Diet Information

Gastroparesis Diet

GERD Diet

Gluten-Free Diet

Lactose-Free Diet

Low FODMAP Diet