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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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?

Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?  Any risks?

Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they have all the reasons in the world to be very careful. Ask for reassurance since your worries are important too - even if unneeded. Get instructions for before/after and good info. Best! ...Read more

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Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Yes: There are many kinds of prep ; they are necessary and safe. ...Read more

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Can Valium and clonazepam show same drug in drug screen?

Same class of drugs: Klonipin is stronger than valium but both are classified as benzodiazepins. It depends on how detailed the test is but i think that most who do drug tests would be looking for the type of drug and not the specific brand. ...Read more

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I'm having tumesc lipo and the preop oral sedation is Xanax (alprazolam) and Vicodin. I'm hypersensitive to meds. Is this combo safe to take?

I'm having tumesc lipo and the preop oral sedation is Xanax (alprazolam) and Vicodin. I'm hypersensitive to meds. Is this combo safe to take?

At certain doses..: Narcotics and benzodiazepines can work together to suppress your breathing, which would be bad. However small amounts of each works well together for preoperative medicine. If you are concerned, take a half of each pill. ...Read more

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What is IV sedation?

What is IV sedation?

There are 3 kinds: There are 3 levels of intravenous sedation: "conscious", "moderate", and "deep". With conscious sedation, a patient is awake and just has a little medication to relax and help with discomfort. With moderate sedation, the patient may doze off . Deep sedation is not much different from general anesthesia, and carries many of the same risks; the provider must be trained in anesthesiology. ...Read more

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IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

IV Sedation: is highly recommended for complete comfort. It puts you at ease and makes the surgical placement of dental implants far less threatening. ...Read more

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Dear Anesthesiologis: Any issue using 100 mg Fentanyl along with 100 mg Propofol & 50 mg Lidocaine for coming Endoscopy EGD. Is 1 mg Versed better ?

Need to speak to ane: An anesthesiologist should assess you prior to the procedure and they will make the decision for the types of meds and quantities many of which are based on weight, tolerance to pain meds. For an endoscopy sometimes the back of the throat is sprayed with cetacaine which is numbing medication so that the egd is better tolerated. ...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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Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Sedation: Not on me. Knee surgery is much more involved than the colonoscopy. Give me the good stuff for the knee surgery. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal discomfort, ultra/ct scans, bloodwork, esr, pst, colonoscopy, celiac hla typing, celiac panel all normal. Can it be ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal?

Lower abdominal discomfort, ultra/ct scans, bloodwork, esr, pst, colonoscopy, celiac hla typing, celiac panel all normal. Can it be ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal?

It is nonspecific sy: Your symptoms are not anything serious to justify anymore testing, as you already have done a lot. I would hold off any further interventions and eat and live normally. Begin to exercise daily would help to get your mind of this vague symptom of abdominal discomfort. ...Read more

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Twilight sleep/ IV sedation for a rhinoplasty. Is this common?

Twilight sleep/ IV sedation for a rhinoplasty. Is this common?

Anesthesia: It used to be very common but is quite unusual todayu with our more advanced anesthesia agents. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is inhalation sedation or IV sedation better for tooth extraction?

I'm not sure but is inhalation sedation or IV sedation better for tooth extraction?

Better?: I have been practicing and removing teeth for over 35 years. The vast majority only require local anesthesia. For many i also administer nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia (sweet air-laughing gas). That's all that is really necessary. For some patient they want or require IV sedation and that's fine if necessary. Inhalation sedation is not used very much for extractions. Discuss with an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg oral diazepam before having IV midazolam?

Is it safe to take 5mg oral diazepam before having IV midazolam?

Maybe: Depends on you, your age, procedures, etc. Need to tell the docs who plan on giving you the IV midazolam- may affect the dose they give you (you may have a tolerance for these drugs, if taken regularly). They may say yes...Or no. ...Read more

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Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Not normally: Not normally. Most extractions under IV sedation do not require intubation. Even if intubation is required in select cases, there are other medications that can be used to accomplish this safely. ...Read more

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