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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (cont.)

After the Procedure

  • If you have been sedated, you will be moved to a recovery area to wake up.
  • Once sedation has worn off, before you are discharged from medical center, you will be given instructions and told to call your doctor if complications develop.
  • You should have someone there to take you home. You should not drive a car or use other machinery or drink alcohol for at least a day. You may feel drowsy.
  • At home, it would be best to have a light meal and rest for the remainder of the day.
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