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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Should i consult an anesthesiologist for colonoscopy or no sedation?

Get sedated: I usually recommend sedation for my colonoscopy patients. It makes it better/easier for both parties. Having said that, if you are strongly against sedation, here are a few general rules: it is more difficult to perform colonoscopies on thin females. The ideal candidate for unsedated colonoscopy is a short, slightly overweight male. ...Read more

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I am having a colonoscopy and endoscopy on tuesday and would like no sedation. Is this possible? What are the risks?

I am having a colonoscopy and endoscopy on tuesday and would like no sedation. Is this possible? What are the risks?

No major risks: You can do both without sedation. There are no risks other than discomfort from cramping during the procedures as the scopes are advanced/manipulated in your digestive tract. The upper endoscopy can be more difficult to tolerate unsedated due to the gag reflex. ...Read more

Consciousness (Definition)

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