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How long does it take for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

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Dr. Leonard Metildi answered

Specializes in General Surgery

An UGI endoscopy usually takes 10 min while a colonoscopy wihtout polypectomy or other procedure, usually takes about 30 minutes.

Answered Jan 19, 2021

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

A colonoscopy and endoscopy at the same is called a bi-directional. There are variables that affect the amount of time such as skill of the operating physician, amount of fecal material and need for tissue samples. Generally the actual procedure takes 10 - 45 minutes. After the procedure it takes approximately 30 mins to 3 hours to recover from the sedating medications.

Answered Jan 25, 2020

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