After the procedure, you will be moved to a nearby area where healthcare providers will watch you closely. Once the recovery period is complete, you will be returned to your room. If you are an inpatient, you may be moved to your hospital room, or you may stay in the endoscopy area. If you are an outpatient, then you will usually be allowed to leave in about one hour.
During your recovery, healthcare professionals will check your progress. Initially you may feel slightly bloated from the air that was placed in your stomach during the examination. Your throat may feel numb and slightly sore from the procedure. You should expect this to last 1 to 2 days. You will stay in recovery long enough for the medicine that makes you sleepy to wear off and to be sure that you are recovering normally.
Remember that your healthcare team wants you to get better without any problems, so be sure to let them know how you are feeling, especially if anything feels abnormal or "not right."