After the procedure, you’ll be monitored carefully by a nurse, until you are awake and comfortable, and your doctor feels you are ready to be discharged home with a responsible adult.
For your safety, you’ll be asked to find someone you trust to drive you home after the procedure. Under no circumstances will you be allowed to leave the facility alone, in a taxi or ride-sharing vehicle.
There is a minimal risk of complication in most patients, from the procedure. Examples of complications known to be rarely associated include:
- Cramping or gas pain
- Damage to the intestinal wall or nearby structures
- Adverse reactions to the sedative or the laxative preparation
Under normal circumstances, you should experience no pain, and be comfortable as the sedation quickly wears off. Regardless of how great you feel after a sedated procedure, you CAN NOT drive on the day of your procedure.
If you have any questions or would like more information about colonoscopy or colorectal cancer, please contact us or call (407) 830-8661.