The anaesthetic drugs given during the procedure can cause drowsiness and affect mental alertness. It takes approximately 12 hours for the drugs to leave the body entirely therefore please note the following:
- You are not permitted to drive or operate machinery for at least 12 hours after the procedure
- It is advised that someone stay with you when you get home
- You should not work, schedule any important meetings or sign legal papers for at least
12 hours after your procedure
- You may eat and drink as normal when you return home
- Do not drink alcohol for 12 hours following the procedure
- Do not undertake heavy exercise
Below are some possible symptoms
The day following your procedure you can expect to resume normal activities.
If you have any concerns following the procedure or if you are diagnosed with an infection up to two weeks post procedure, please contact Waverley Endoscopy and nform Waverley Endoscopy Director of Nursing. This is to help us with our infection surveillance program
If you become unwell or experience persistent or increasing pain or persistent or increasing bleeding, please contact the doctor who did the procedure, or attend the Emergency Room at your nearest hospital.