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what type of anesthesia is used for colonoscopy

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Short acting: anesthesia is used- very safe, unless you are allergic to Diprivan ( propofol ) or Versed (midazolam). All short acting and very safe.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Mac anesthesia : Without any other health issues related to the metabolism of the medications, you should generally feel back to normal within a few hours depending on ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Worry doesn't help: Yet i understand that we all can do it. Your doc is well trained in the procedures you mention. The fear you are coping w/is loss of control. Easie ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tell your doctor: There should be no problem. Just tell your physician.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Usually general: The airway (trachea) will need to secured if the surgery involves removing this organ so a breathing tube will be placed. If the procedure is an esop ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Roach
41 years experience Anesthesiology
It varies: It will depend on the practitioner and your level of anxiety. Typically, an anxiolytic such as midazolam will be used, perhaps in combination with a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
General: General.
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A 55-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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Sometime the dentist will have sedation with oral meds or even nitrous oxide (laughing gas,) that lightly puts you into relaxed state, but will not pu ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: Bowel rersection if a fistula or long obstructin is identified. There are stricturoplasty procedures if there are several smaller intestinal blockages ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
No: For knee surgery you will be given general anesthesia. This means that you will be asleep, with a breathing tube down your throat helping you breath d ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
45 years experience General Practice
General anesthesia: This is a fairly complicated and delicate procedure. Patient absolutely needs a general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation to control the airway ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience Anesthesiology
It depends: Local anesthesia is used for many of the fillings in a healthy/cooperative patient. There are other options such as sedation and even general anesthes ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Norton
23 years experience Family Medicine
Conscious sedation: during endoscopy the doctor usually uses a combination of drugs which can vary depending on the doctor's preference. One of the meds the use is versed ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
General or regional: Shoulder arthroscopy may be done under general anesthesia, meaning that you would be completely asleep. It can also be done with nerve block (intersca ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
35 years experience Pain Management
See below: The goal of a labor epidural is to provide pain relief for childbirth without slowing labor or causing ill effects. To accomplish this, it has been f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Cataract surgery: Various techniques for removal of cataract, most common being extracapsular extraction using phacoemulsification. Femtosecond laser is being tried to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on your an--: Esthetist, your surgery (upper or lower extremity) and your medical status. The anestetist will examine anddecide whats best for you. For upper extr ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Alloderm : Alloderm is an implant. It does not cause pain.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Green
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
It varies......: Based on size, experience with benzodiazapines and other factors. 2 to 10 mg, is usually the dose..........
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience Anesthesiology
General: General anesthesia is used always when patients receive a transplant heart.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Avoid confusion: If we answer - even w/ good reason to believe what we say - and the service you use has another policy, you'll be unnecessarily confused and therefore ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Bariatric surgery: Answering that question requires getting your full medical history and can take a while to figure out. Some patients take days, weeks, or months to de ... Read More

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