Gastroenterology & Liver
Our board-certified providers diagnose and treat a variety of GI issues, from reflux to ulcers and diseases of the liver. If necessary, our staff will coordinate your care with other specialists at Hennepin Healthcare.
Conditions Treated in the Clinic
Preparing for a Colonoscopy
Before a colonoscopy, you'll need to empty your colon. Any residue in your colon may obscure the view of your colon during the procedure.
Emptying the contents of the colon is a key requirement for a successful colonoscopy. If the bowel prep isn't completed successfully, polyps and lesions can be missed; the colonoscopy may take longer (increasing the risk of complications); or the whole process may need to be repeated or rescheduled.
View the appropriate procedure prescribed by your provider. All of the documents are in PDF format.
Not sure which colonoscopy prep was prescribed for you?
Call the GI Procedure Lab at 612-873-3636.
This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read the Frequently asked questions about hospital-based clinics to learn more.