Upper West Side Endoscopy

After Your Procedure

It is important for you to follow these guidelines after your procedure to ensure a smooth recovery.

Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged. It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12 to 24 hours after the procedure.

Transportation: DO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure. A friend or relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.

  • Postop complications are rare but they are more easily addressed if you have someone to assist you during your time of need.
  • If you have questions or problems after discharge from the Center, please contact your physician’s office.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY

  • Plan to rest and relax at home with a family member/companion.
  • Do not attempt any skill based activities; e.g. swimming, cycling.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
  • Do not drive or operate any other type of machinery or heavy equipment.
  • Do not sign any legal documents or make any major life-changing decisions.