*No need to get up at night to take purgative
Patient Instructions for HygiPrep 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.
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 HygiPrep, which routinely takes less than an hour.
To benefit from the HygiPrep for your forthcoming colonoscopy or for a consult
The importance of good bowel cleansing is the key for a high-quality colonoscopy. An incomplete standard prep can result in poor cleanliness, which will make it more difficult for your gastroenterologist to complete the endoscopy 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, as follows:
David A. Johnson, Alan N. Barkun, Larry B. Cohen, Jason A. Dominitz, Tonya Kaltenbach, Myriam Martel, Douglas J. Robertson, C. Richard Boland, Frances M. Giardello, David A. Lieberman, Theodore R. Levin and Douglas K. Rex
Am J Gastroenterology 2014; 109:1528–1545; doi:10.1038/ajg.2014.272; published online 16 September 2014
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Colonoscopy can prevent CRC by the detection and removal of precancerous lesions. In addition to CRC screening and surveillance, colonoscopy is used widely for the diagnostic evaluation of symptoms and other positive CRC screening tests. Regardless of indication, the success of colonoscopy is linked closely to the adequacy of pre-procedure bowel cleansing.
Unfortunately, up to 20–25% of all colonoscopies are reported to have an inadequate bowel preparation. The reasons for this range from patient-related variables such as compliance with preparation instructions and a variety of medical conditions that make bowel cleansing more difficult to unit-specific factors (e.g., extended wait times after scheduling of colonoscopy). Adverse consequences of ineffective bowel preparation include lower adenoma detection rates, longer procedural time, lower cecal intubation rates, increased electrocautery risk and shorter intervals between examinations.
The HygiPrep is easier, convenient, hygienic, private, modest and has been proven to be safe and effective.
Performing the HygiPrep will provide the gastroenterologist with a consistently adequately prepped bowel in order to achieve optimal clinical results.
Patients with difficulties undergoing standard prep:
Improved patient satisfaction:
"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"
Patient feedback - word abundance analysis
*Based on analysis of 2,468 patient written feedback for HygiPrep
Hampton Roads Happenings segment interviewing Dr. Johnson
Take control, feel so much better
Recent publication shows:
HyGIeaCare® Relief was safely completed in 175 patients; 100% of the patients achieved a
bowel movement and achieved relief of constipation
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During this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, The health and safety of our patients and our staff is our highest priority at Hygieacare.
Following the guidance from public health authorities to limit the spread of COVID-19 for maintaining a safe environment, We have implemented multiple precautionary measures in the Hygieacare Centers.
We are grateful to the healthcare professionals on the front lines who are fighting to contain the virus and help patients with COVID-19.