What is the difference between versed and general anesthesia?

Versed. Is an anxiolytic that sedated and can cause amnesia. It can also be given as part of a balanced technique for sedation or general anesthesia. Under ga, you are completely unconscious.
Versed can. Be construed as conscious sedation, whereas general anesthesia implies laryngeal mask or endotracheal intubation to control air way.
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.

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Please help! What is the difference between versed sedation and general anesthesia?

Versed vs. General. Versed is usually referred to when speaking about twilight sedation. This is where you keep the protective reflexes of breathing. General anesthesia requires assistance and management for breathing.

Whats the difference between versed sedation and getting general anesthesia?

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

How are versed sedation and general anesthesia different?

1 vs many drugs. Versed sedation is used when there is a procedure with minimal surgery or when local is used a lot. There is a relative high incidence (compared with general) of patients remembering parts of the procedure.

My5yr old had dental surgery under general anesthesia. He had versed before and Dr said he'd forget everything he remembers it all how come?

Unusual. But remember that no two people react to medication exactly the same way. Talk to the Dentist that did the treatment. Your son may or may not actually be remembering. Worth investigating.

I'm going to have lithotripsy. Do they give you General Anesthesia, or uv sedation bc I have woke up with IV sedation (fentanyl, versed & proprofol) 5x?

You can BUT. I don't think you want general anesthesia when you can get very effective other forms such as an epidural? Hey women giving birth can be numbed sufficiently so they can have 10 lb kids come out relatively painlessly. Lithotripsy should be Eezy Peezy comparatively speaking. General is much more complex and I think needlessly increases YOUR risks of complications vs. Alternative methods. Good luck.
Lithotripsy. Can be external or endoscopic and be done with local, sedation, or general anesthesia. You will wake up with sedation but generally do not remember it.