The HyGIeaCare® Prep
Patient Instructions for HyGIeaCare® Prep will be provided to you when scheduling your prep. A few days prior to your scheduled visit you will receive a call to review the instructions. These may include taking some gentle laxatives and going on a clear liquid diet after breakfast on the day prior to your colonoscopy.
Our trained Prep Tech will lead you to your private room where you will be seated on the sanitized basin.
A sterile disposable nozzle
will be introduced into the rectum. A gentle stream of warm water will flow into the bowel, loosening stool.
Water continues to flow allowing you to comfortably and discreetly evacuate your colon. The Prep Tech will instruct you on completion of the procedure, which
routinely takes less than an hour.
patients chose HyGIeaCare® Prep
prefer HyGIeaCare® Prep again for their next colonoscopy!
Excellent patient satisfaction
Excellent GI feedback on colon cleanliness
What to expect
For a consult or to schedule your prep at a HyGIeaCare Center near you.
Once your appointment has been scheduled, plan to arrive at your HyGIeaCare® Center15 minutes prior to your scheduled prep. Please register at the front desk and our trained Prep Tech will greet you and lead you through the procedure.
The HyGIeaCare Prep System will have been stringently disinfected for your procedure.
You will be taken into a private room where your Prep Tech will introduce you to the Prep System.
You will then partially disrobe in private, sit comfortably on the basin, cover yourself with a blanket and call your Prep Tech back into the room.
The Prep Tech will gently insert the lubricated nozzle into the rectum.
A gentle stream of temperature controlled, gravity-flow water will loosen stool and induce bowel movements, allowing you to comfortably evacuate your colon discreetly and odorlessly.
Your Prep Tech will determine when your colon has been fully cleaned at which time you will rinse, wipe, towel dry and dress.
"So much easier and comfortable than prep at home. Will definitely recommend to friends and family."
"Clear, simple, definitely recommend to others"
"This procedure is SO much better than the liquid prep method!"
"It was much better than traditional prep"
"Great process, excellent technician"
"A game changer for colonoscopy preparation"
The HyGIeaCare Prep System
The HyGIeaCare® Prep System is an FDA-cleared, Class II RX Only medical device. It is indicated for use when medically indicated, such as before radiological or endoscopic examination.
Providing HyGIeaCare Prep for Endoscopic Procedures
The importance of good bowel cleansing is the key for high-quality colonoscopy. An incomplete standard prep can result in poor cleanliness, which will make it more difficult for your gastroenterologist to complete the procedure satisfactorily.
A recent publication in the American Journal of Gastroenterology highlights that the success of colonoscopy is linked closely to the adequacy of pre-procedure bowel prep.
Gentle bowel prep for colon cleansing, RX based - such as before radiological or endoscopic examination (FDA-cleared)
Through a gentle infusion of warm, gravity-flow, filtered water
To effectively cleanse the colon
At HyGIeaCare Centers
A good prep leads to better outcomes
Indications for Use:
When medically indicated, such as before radiological or endoscopic examination.
Congestive heart failure, intestinal perforation, carcinoma of the rectum, fissures or fistula, severe hemorrhoids, abdominal hernia, renal insufficiency, recent colon or rectal surgery, recent abdominal surgery, first and last trimester of pregnancy, cirrhosis
Safety Features of the HyGIeaCare Prep System
Infection prevention is a high priority in HyGIeaCare Centers. Our centers implement and strictly follow the guidelines produced by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) titled “Guide to Infection Prevention in Outpatient Settings”. The guide covers recommendations for issues such as healthcare-associated infection surveillance and reporting as well as the proper cleaning and disinfection of both environmental surfaces and medical equipment. The water used in HyGIeaCare System is periodically tested to ensure it meets the EPA National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR) for drinking water.
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What is the Mission of HyGIeaCare?
HyGIeaCare is passionate about providing unique services and solutions to gastroenterologists to deliver better GI outcomes for their patients and their practice.
What is the HyGIeaCare Prep?
The HyGIeaCare Prep uses an FDA-cleared system to effectively clean the bowel for an endoscopic procedure such as colonoscopy, through a gentle infusion of warm, gravity-flow, filtered water. Learn more.
What is colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the colon and rectum. Colonoscopy can detect inflamed tissue, ulcers and abnormal growths. The procedure is used to look for early signs of colorectal cancer and can help doctors diagnose unexplained changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, bleeding from the anus and weight loss.
Why is it so important that the bowel be clean before colonoscopy?
Good bowel cleansing is the key for high-quality colonoscopy. An incomplete prep can result in poor cleanliness, which will make it more difficult for your gastroenterologist to make a definitive diagnosis and detect precancerous lesions.
Why choose HyGIeaCare Centers rather than the current prep?
The HyGIeaCare prep is a simpler and easier bowel prep for colonoscopy. With excellent patient satisfaction: 95% prefer HyGIeaCare® Prep again for their next colonoscopy! Excellent GI feedback on colon cleanliness 97% adequately clean.
What are the advantages of HyGIeaCare Prep?
The HyGIeaCare Prep replaces the traditional colonoscopy prep that requires drinking fluids and then constantly running to the bathroom – and getting up in the middle of the night to drink more... patients who have already chosen the HyGIeaCare prep were pleased to find out that there was no need to constantly run to the bathroom and that they could get a good night sleep, and most importantly that they also achieved excellent outcomes for colonoscopy.
How do I schedule an appointment for a HyGIeaCare Prep?
Ask your physician for a prescription and schedule your appointment with the HyGIeaCare Center.
I have difficulty walking or require assistance going to the bathroom. Will I have difficulty performing
the HyGIeaCare Prep?
Many patients with disabilities have performed the HyGIeaCare Prep successfully and with good feedback. Please contact our Nurse Manager for further details.
How do I prepare for a HyGIeaCare Prep?
Patient Instructions for HyGIeaCare® Prep will be provided to you when scheduling your prep. These may include taking some gentle laxatives and going on a clear liquid diet on the day prior to your colonoscopy.
How long does the HyGIeaCare Prep take?
The time of the HyGIeaCare Prep will vary for each patient. Our Prep Tech will complete our proprietary protocol in order to make sure that your bowel is adequately clean for colonoscopy. Routinely this process will be completed in less than one hour.
How do I know if I’m eligible to perform HyGIeaCare Prep?
You should consult with your gastroenterologist to receive a prescription for your HyGIeaCare Prep.
What to expect at a HyGIeaCare appointment?
A HyGIeaCare Prep Tech will greet you and assist you in successfully completing the Prep.
You will be able to comfortably evacuate your colon discreetly, in a quiet, modest and hygienic environment. Once the Prep Tech determines that the Prep is complete, just rinse off, towel dry and dress. You are now ready for your colonoscopy! Learn more.
Does my insurance cover the HyGIeaCare Prep?
At this time medical insurance does not cover the cost of the HyGIeaCare Prep. However you may apply your flexible savings account (FSA) or your health savings account (HSA).
Is the HyGIeaCare Prep hygienic?
Yes, your health and safety is our major concern. Our mandatory protocol uses a multi-stage disinfection that is performed before and after every patient. Personal components are sterile and disposable.
Is it possible to undergo the HyGIeaCare Prep during your menstrual cycle?
Yes, it is OK for patient's on their menstrual cycle to have the HyGIeaCare Prep.
Is the HyGIeaCare Prep System cleared to market?
Yes. The HyGIeaCare Prep System is an FDA-cleared Class II RX Only Medical Device and the Indications for Use are: “when medically indicated, such as before radiological or endoscopic examination.”
Is the HyGIeaCare Prep System comfortable?
The Hygieacare Prep System is ergonomically designed for patient comfort.
When is payment due for the HyGIeaCare Prep?
Payment is to be made when you arrive at the HyGIeaCare Center for your scheduled Prep.
How do I cancel an appointment?
If it is necessary for you to cancel your scheduled appointment, we require that you call the office at least two (2) working days in advance. Appointments are in high demand, and early cancellation will give another person access to timely care.
To cancel an appointment, please call the HyGIeaCare Center. You may leave a detailed message on the voice mail if you are unable to speak directly with a receptionist.
Do you ensure patient confidentiality?
Yes, by complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The HyGIeaCare® System is an FDA cleared prescription medical device, approved only for colon cleansing, when medically indicated, such as before radiologic or endoscopic examinations.
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