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On average how long does a colonoscopy and endoscopy done at the same time take? Will the sedation cause funny behavior after like anesthesia does?

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Dr. Alexander Bankov
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Short sedation

EGD(upper endoscopy) can be as short as 5 minutes, with biposies most of them accopmlished in ~15 min.
Colonoscopy takes longer, most fit in the timeframe of 20-40 minutes. The sedation used for the procedure is quite deep usually and approaches/equals Total Intravenous Anesthesia, TIVA. Due to nature of the drug(s) used the recovery may vary but usually is pretty fast and free of side effects.

In brief: Short sedation

EGD(upper endoscopy) can be as short as 5 minutes, with biposies most of them accopmlished in ~15 min.
Colonoscopy takes longer, most fit in the timeframe of 20-40 minutes. The sedation used for the procedure is quite deep usually and approaches/equals Total Intravenous Anesthesia, TIVA. Due to nature of the drug(s) used the recovery may vary but usually is pretty fast and free of side effects.
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