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Why does it take 2-4 hours to perform the colonoscopy?
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It doesn't
It doesn't unless you have a specific problem.

In brief: It doesn't
It doesn't unless you have a specific problem.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
In brief: 30 minutes
Colonoscopies usually take between 15-30 minutes to complete.
Facilities typically ask patients to arrive an hour early for check-in and preparation. Patients are observed for 30 minutes after the exam for a total facility time of about 2 hours.

In brief: 30 minutes
Colonoscopies usually take between 15-30 minutes to complete.
Facilities typically ask patients to arrive an hour early for check-in and preparation. Patients are observed for 30 minutes after the exam for a total facility time of about 2 hours.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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