Will I need to stay in the hospital?

The procedure can be done in one day on an outpatient basis. It will take about 2-3 hours for preparing your bowel, 30-60 minutes for performing the procedure, and 2 hours for resting in the recovery area. We recommend you to arrange someone to pick you up after the procedure. Patients should not drive for at least 12 - 24 hours after the colonoscopy due to affects from the sedatives.