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Esophageal Motility

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Patient Instructions & Information

Endoscopy Center
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

You are scheduled for the following procedure:

  • Esophageal motility/24 hour ph probe

Please follow these instructions:

Your stomach must be completely empty to allow for an adequate examination. Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the evening before the procedure. However, if you have a late afternoon appointment, you may have a clear liquid breakfast at 7:00 a.m. Clear liquids consist of: water, tea, coffee (no milk), soda, broth, strained fruit juice, popsicles and jello. Do not ingest red liquids.

You must stop:

  • Prilosec or Prevacid five days before your test.
  • Propulsid 48 hours before your test.

You should not take any of your regular medication on the day of your test unless instructed to do so by your physician.


The Endoscopy Center, Amory Building, Floor 2.

From the 75 Francis Street Entrance: Take an immediate right. You will be at the elevators. Take the elevator to the second floor and turn right. The Endoscopy Center is the second door on the right side of the hallway.

From the Ambulatory Parking Garage: Take the elevator to the second floor and go right. Look for Patient Registration on the left. Pass Patient Registration and take a left down the hallway and then a right near Brigham Medical Specialties. Follow the hallway and the Endoscopy Center is on the left when you reach the open balcony over the main lobby.

If you have to cancel your appointment, please call the Endoscopy Center at 617 732-7426 (press #3 when the recording starts) and notify your physician as well.


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