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Whats the difference between versed sedation and getting general anesthesia?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Versed can

Be construed as conscious sedation, whereas general anesthesia implies laryngeal mask or endotracheal intubation to control air way.

In brief: Versed can

Be construed as conscious sedation, whereas general anesthesia implies laryngeal mask or endotracheal intubation to control air way.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Effects

Versed is a short acting benzodiazepine, in the same class as valium, that provides relaxation and some memory loss to a patient.
Operations are not possible unless other medications are given. General anesthesia puts the entire body to sleep so that a surgeon is able to perform their operation.

In brief: Effects

Versed is a short acting benzodiazepine, in the same class as valium, that provides relaxation and some memory loss to a patient.
Operations are not possible unless other medications are given. General anesthesia puts the entire body to sleep so that a surgeon is able to perform their operation.
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Gary Ritholz
Anesthesiology

In brief: Drowsy vs unconsciou

Versed belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.
They are anxiolytics and sedatives. Versed generally will give you amnesia for the event but depending upon the doseage amount given to you, you will be responsive. General anesthesia implies being unconscious and insensate.

In brief: Drowsy vs unconsciou

Versed belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.
They are anxiolytics and sedatives. Versed generally will give you amnesia for the event but depending upon the doseage amount given to you, you will be responsive. General anesthesia implies being unconscious and insensate.
Dr. Gary Ritholz
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