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propofol during colonoscopy

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This will not damage you.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Singh
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30 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Basically yes: While most healthy people can safely have a colonoscopy in a private office, an outpatient surgical center likely has greater support in the unlikely ... Read More
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Both safe: But the more medical issues/problems the better off at an ambulatory center but it really depends on what the comfort level of the office people as we ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Your choice: The anesthetic propofol, in the hands of a trained anesthesia provider, is a very safe anesthetic agent. The procedure can be done at a doctor's offi ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Sometimes: Generally if there is an anesthesiologist administering the sedation, Propofol is frequently the drug used.
Dr. Donald Kim
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Propofol can be used, many times this requires an additional physician, an anesthesiologist or anesthetist. Sedation by the endoscopist is also accomp ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many alternatives av: Your gastroenterologist has many alternatives to chose from. So you should tell him/her that you wish to avoid using propofol. Midazolam is one tranqu ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Mathews
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Several options: Most patients receive a little fentanyl and midazolam for intravenous sedation. Propofol is usually reserved for people who are anxious or did not do ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No concern: Sedation is routinely used for colonoscopy and there is not reason to be concerned.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Propofol: Propofol is unlikely to cause or worsen tachycardia.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Please clarify: That is the standard normal colonoscopy process in many if not most GI practices.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
A better question is: Have you been diagnosed by cardiology with Brugada syndrome and do you have an implanted cardioverter/defibrillator? If you don't have an ICD, why not ... Read More
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