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How Long Should One Refrain From Smoking For An Endoscopy?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: how long do you have to stop smoking before an endoscopy
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
As soon as possible

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

You should stop smoking immediately. There is no safe time period in which smoking is allowable prior to an endoscopy. Any amount of smoking makes this a very high risk procedure.

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How Long Should One Refrain From Smoking For An Endoscopy?

Brief Answer: As soon as possible Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. You should stop smoking immediately. There is no safe time period in which smoking is allowable prior to an endoscopy. Any amount of smoking makes this a very high risk procedure. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied. In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers