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Can you explain getting an upper GI endoscopy with versed as a "conscious sedation"?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Conscious sedation

Conscious sedation often uses versed or Valium combined with fentanyl or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) to achieve a dreamy state where you relax & often "forget.
" in this state, procedures like upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, etc. Can be performed. The sedation lingers sometimes for hours, effecting both amnesia as well as a prolonged groggy sensation. Traditionally, you "recover" before discharge for 1/2 hour post-test.

In brief: Conscious sedation

Conscious sedation often uses versed or Valium combined with fentanyl or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) to achieve a dreamy state where you relax & often "forget.
" in this state, procedures like upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, etc. Can be performed. The sedation lingers sometimes for hours, effecting both amnesia as well as a prolonged groggy sensation. Traditionally, you "recover" before discharge for 1/2 hour post-test.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Same

Versed is one of several medications uses in achieving conscious sedation.

In brief: Same

Versed is one of several medications uses in achieving conscious sedation.
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