This procedure is not painful, but there may be some back discomfort from lying on your back during the test, or at the sites for the catheters, usually in the upper legs. All catheters are removed when the procedure is completed, and small bandages are placed on the catheter insertion sites. Patients are moved to a monitoring recovery area until fully awake. Parents can visit at this time.
In most cases, patients are able to go home on the day of the procedure. Sometimes an overnight stay in the hospital may be recommended.