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What type of sedeation is most commonly used for an endoscopy ? sedeation with or without propofol?

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Dr. Alexander Bankov
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Intravenous sedation: Usually the sedative medications are injected through the intravenous line. Propofol is a very common and safe drug when administered by certified anesthesia provider. Other medications can be used as well.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Either: It really depends on the anesthesiologist. There are a variety of agents that can be used for sedation. Propofol is a very effective agent but does require proper monitoring by a qualified anesthesiologist.

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