How should patients prepare for an ERCP?

Pancreatic disease specialists discuss how patients should best prepare for an ERCP procedure and what to expect, including no eating or drinking before ERCP, a thorough understanding of the patient’s medical history, and restriction of certain medications. This will be determined by your doctor. They emphasize the importance of communication between the patient, specialist and primary care provider as part of the preparation plan, so that everybody involved has complete understanding of what is expected going into the procedure.

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