For me at Denver University Hospital all liver biopsies were done on a certain day in the PM. I was given a locker and left my belongings there and changed to a hospital gown.There were maybe 15 of us on hospital beds separated by pull sheets. When it was "my turn" 3 people entered my space;, my heptologist, a nurse, and an ultrasoud person with machine. When my heptologist determined where to go in, he asked if I was ready, I said yes, the nurse put some Verced in my IV.
It took 30 seconds total. I heard 2 pops & it was over - he took 2 samples. I even asked if I could see the sample. The Verced was stopped as soon as the pops were over and I recovered in minutes with no "hangover" or grogginess. I ate a sandwich and was allowed to go home. Total time - 2 hours.