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How long until I can drive again after endoscopy?

How long until I can drive again after endoscopy?

Usually its: 24 hrs but it also depends on the type of sedation you had. Some meds take a longer time ro get out of the system as others. Your endoscopy ctr will be able to give you that info. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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How long does it take to return to normal after endoscopy?

How long does it take to return to normal after endoscopy?

NEXT DAY usually: Endoscopy is done under 'I.V. Sedation' so the meds cause drowsiness but these meds (I.V. Fentanyl, versed) wear off fast. You are ready to work the next day. I have had several endoscopies and was totally fine the following day. ...Read more

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Strange feeling after endoscopy... How long should this last?

Medications: Likely from the medications used. Depends on what meds and what dose. If symptoms last contact your endoscopist. ...Read more

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Getting a endoscopy next month will I be awake enuf to drive home?

Getting a endoscopy next month will I be awake enuf to drive home?

Not advised: You will get some anesthesia even though you won't be completely out. The anesthesia and pain meds may linger for a while after the procedure. So its advisable that you have someone drive you back home after the procedure. ...Read more

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Can I drive home from an endoscopy if I wait a few hours? nobody to drive me

Drive after endoscop: Can I drive home from an endoscopy if I wait a few hours? nobody to drive me ANS: please ask your endoscopist. This will depend on what anesthesia was used and your condition. I assume you drove there yourself and can drive but need more details. I am available 24/7 for 2nd opinion consult to help. ...Read more

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How long should I allow for my appointment in endoscopy?

Usually: 1/2 -1 hour for preop and preparation, another 1/2-1 hour for procedures and 1/2 hour for recovery but best to discuss with your endoscopist ahead of time. ...Read more

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How long does an upper endoscopy take?

How long does an upper endoscopy take?

EGD is pretty quick: Upper endoscopy uses an optical device on a flexible, steerable tube to examine esophagus, stomach, & upper small bowel. Often, biopsies are taken to rule out barrett's esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, h.Pylori bacteria, celiac sprue. A diagnostic study as such takes less than 5 minutes, during which you are sedated. Therapeutics (dilation, cautery, polypectomy, etc.) adds a few minutes more. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

How long does it take for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Variable time: 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. ...Read more

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