Each patient is required to have a responsible adult who remains at the endoscopy center when you present for the procedure. Sedation is given for most procedures. The doctor will speak with you after recovery, but you may not remember everything at that time as the anesthesia may still be wearing off. It is helpful to have a responsible adult present to help you remember the doctor’s instructions and answers to your questions.

At times, the procedure may take less time than estimated. Since the endoscopy center is busy and there are other patients waiting for their procedures, it is helpful to have your driver present to take you home as soon as you are ready to leave.