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A 41-year-old member asked:

If having propofol as an anesthesia are you totally asleep during the procedure?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Maybe: Propofol can get you to sleep during your procedure however it does wear off early as well. So make sure you ask what the sedation or anesthesia will do to you during the procedure. Many times they use other medications as well. I would discuss this with your doctor to have a better understanding of what you might go through.
Dr. Gary Roach
Dr. Gary Roach commented
Anesthesiology 42 years experience
Propofol can also be used for sedation short of being totally asleep.
Dec 30, 2013
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 25 years experience
Usually: Usually yes, it depends on the dose of propofol, generally speaking you will not rememeber the procedure with propofol.

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