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I'm afraid of getting an endoscopy. Will they give me anesthesia?

I'm afraid of getting an endoscopy.  Will they give me anesthesia?

Yes: Most endoscopies are performed with light sedation, utilizing an analgesic and sedative. These two usually do very well alone. These are not considered as general anesthesia. There is an anesthetic commonly used though for these types of procedures that has a greater sedative effect. It requires an additional health care provider to be present though. Endoscopies are low risk & well tolerated. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Yes : And that may be sufficient. In my opinion, deep sedation and monitoring provided by an anesthesiologist is more comfortable, effective, efficient and safer paradigm. ...Read more

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Endoscopy under general anesthesia, what to expect?

Endoscopy under general anesthesia, what to expect?

Upper endoscopy?: Upper endoscopy is a medical procedure that inspects upper GI tract and helps to find find the source of symptoms. First you will be adequately sedated then endoscope is inserted and procedure is performed. During the recovery you might feel slightly bloated, but you’ll be able to eat after the procedure. The results of the test will be explained, unless biopsy was performed. Painless. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about dental surgery - IV sedation or general anaesthetic?

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Can you tell me about dental surgery - IV sedation or general anaesthetic?

IV and GA: Usually, people tend to be more afraid of invasive procedures, such as dental surgery. The appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the dental treatment and your own comfort zone. With the IV sedation or general anesthesia you will have no recall of the events of the dental surgery or experience any pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for dental surgery - IV sedation or general anaesthetic?

Can you tell me for dental surgery - IV sedation or general anaesthetic?

IV or GA?: What type of dental surgery? Do you have any medical problems that require you to be hospitalized for this surgery? General anesthesia is not required for most patients and most dental surgeries, and carries more risk that IV sedation which is usually more than adequate. In fact, most surgeries can be done with local anesthesia alone (or in combination with nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia). ...Read more

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Will the endoscopist give me anesthetic?

Will the endoscopist give me anesthetic?

Possible, but $$?: Many endoscopists use anesthesia services for endoscopy. Some just give some mild drugs themselves, but many prefer to have Propofol given by an anesthesiologist. This may or may not be fully covered by your insurance. ...Read more

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Will i remember having an endoscopy if sedated during the procedure?

Will i remember having an endoscopy if sedated during the procedure?

Unlikely: If the anesthesia provider uses an amnestic drug like versed or valium, odds are you won't remember much at all. If Propofol is used as well, the odds are even greater that you will not remember. Drdavidsherer.Com. ...Read more

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Will general anesthesia before my wisdom teeth surgery make me puke?

Possible!: Nausea is a common side effect of nearly all anesthetic drugs and of many pain relievers such as morphine, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or vicodin. If you are prone to car sickness, you will be more likely to have nausea after anesthesia. Talk to your doctors about medications such as zofran that can be given during or after anesthesia to help prevent nausea. Good luck! ...Read more

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My gallbladder needs to come out. I am terrified of general anaesthetic. Can I request spinal or epidural anaesthetic so I can be awake for procedure?

My gallbladder needs to come out. I am terrified of general anaesthetic. Can I request spinal or epidural anaesthetic so I can be awake for procedure?

Unlikely : Thanks for your question! Given the nature of that particular surgery, I don't think any surgeon or anesthesiologist would approve of anything but general anesthesia. Wish I had better news! Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you die from local anesthesia for a small cosmetic procedure? I don't react well to benzo's. Scared of if they want mild sedation.

Can you die from local anesthesia for a small cosmetic procedure? I don't react well to benzo's. Scared of if they want mild sedation.

LA: Death from local anesthetic is really very rare. Death from too much sedation is less rare. If you do not react well to Benzo's then just have only local anesthetic do not do any sedation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?

Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes: Most oral surgeons i know do use IV sedation instead of general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth. Which is the best way to go depends on how many teeth they are removing, how difficult they expect the procedure to be, and your personal preference. Speak to your oral surgeon about which option is best for you. ...Read more

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Do they give u anesthesia during icsi procedure?

Do they give u anesthesia during icsi procedure?

See below: There is usually a very light anesthesia given during the egg retrieval phase. There is none given for implantation. ...Read more

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Upper endoscopy, i'm scared to death. Will they drug me?

Upper endoscopy, i'm scared to death. Will they drug me?

Of course: For endoscopy, sedation is routinely offered and in your case clearly desirable. Keep in mind the test lasts only 3-5 minutes. Talk with your doctor about what sedation options you can have at the center where your test will be performed. ...Read more

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Scheduled a colonoscopy. Chose twilight sedation. Gastro commented on patient that kept talking and had to sedate a lot, hard to wake up. Oversadation?

Anything possible: Some people react adversely or excessively to doses of sedatives that do not affect others. Have no idea what happened in the situation you describe. Ask the doctor. ...Read more

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Im having elective plastic surgery soon, general anestisia makes me VERY nautious, will the surgeon use propofol if I just ask?

Im having elective plastic surgery soon, general anestisia makes me VERY nautious, will the surgeon use propofol if I just ask?

Discuss this: problem, PONV, with your surgeon, but more importantly, with anesthesiologist or anesthetist. There are very effective drugs for treatment of this common condition. ...Read more

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Botched fiberoptic intubation led to near panic so I am scared of general anesthesia any advice?

Botched fiberoptic intubation led to near panic so I am scared of general anesthesia any advice?

Difficult airway: I assume that since a fiber optic intubation was attempted that you had a difficult airway. What about prior intubations? What happened? Obviously avoiding general anesthesia us an option. Assuming that ga is the only choice then you need to speak with the anesthesiologist well in advance so that a plan can be made. There are several nerve blocks that can be done to numb the areas needed. ...Read more

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Do they usually do deep sedation for wisdom teeth removal? Or conscious sedation.

Do they usually do deep sedation for wisdom teeth removal? Or conscious sedation.

Varies. Oral surgeon.: The options range from just local anesthesia, to oral sedation, to deeper sedation or general anesthesia via IV. Make sure you have a consultation by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, who can evaluate you and offer all options. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more