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What type of sedation is safer for a colonoscopy? Concerned about propofol.

What type of sedation is safer for a colonoscopy? Concerned about propofol.

Proofol: Is probably the best, it wears completely off in very short time. Benzodiazepines and narcotics, even short-acting, have a residual effect making you drowsy and possibly sick for the rest of the day. Propofol is an antiemetic. But Propofol requires constant monitoring and special skills to administer to be as safe. ...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 concious sedetion for a colonoscopy not recommended for people w anxiety disorder? Full sedation best? Propofol ?

Is concious  sedetion for a colonoscopy not recommended for people w anxiety disorder? Full sedation best? Propofol ?

Conscious sedation: Is safer and relaxes you so you do not remember the the procedure. You are in a twilight type sleep during the procedure so it is fine with anxiety. ...Read more

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Met with gastro. Suggests a colonoscopy. He only uses propofol as sedation administered by a nurse anesthesiologist. Should i be concerned?

Scope: Absolutley you should be concerned. Firstly why can he not do this without Propofol - using other IV agents? Secondly if he uses the crna who is the supervising anesthesiologist? Thirdly if there is no anesthesiologist and he is the supervising md then is he certified in bls and acls? ...Read more

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Propofol (450 mg/ 30 min procedure)sedation at conception i had a colonoscopy at the time i ovulated and conceived. Should i be concerned?

No: We use Propofol for sedation and induction of anesthesia in pregnant women without consequences. There will be no consequences to your baby. Don't worry. ...Read more

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I suffer from anxiety and panic disorder. Chose twilight instead of propofol for a colonoscopy sedation. Was that the right choice?

I think so, : You will receive versed, a strong anxiolytic that can be given prior and will last after. It will also block any memory of the event. Propofol would put you to sleep but unless you are given something else you would have anxiety otherwise. Propofol also requires special skills to administer also. A nurse can administer the versed. ...Read more

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Can u have a colonoscopy done with something other than general anesthesia? Such as conscious sedation?

Yes: Intravenous sedation can be very effective in assuring comfort and sedation during a colonoscopy. General anesthesia, though used commonly because it can be "eliminated" so quickly from one's body, isn't mandatory. Discuss with your endoscopist or anesthesiologist! no worries! ...Read more

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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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Consciousness (Definition)

It is the amount of awareness with yourself and the surroundings meaning recognize yourself and ...Read more


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Diprivan (Definition)

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