Endoscopy position: What to expect?

Endoscopy position: What to expect?
Published on, 12 June, 2023. Answered by Dr. Jagdish Singh and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


What position will I be in during endoscopy?

Answered by Dr. Jagdish Singh


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


During an endoscopy procedure, you will typically be positioned in the left lateral position. This means lying on your left side with your knees slightly bent. The left lateral position allows the endoscopist to have better access and visualization of the upper gastrointestinal tract. It is a comfortable position for most patients and helps facilitate the procedure. The duration of the endoscopy procedure is approximately 30 minutes, but this can vary depending on the specific circumstances and findings. The medical staff will ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure.



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