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Do I have to have a sedative for endoscopy?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

We can perform endoscopy without sedation on select patients.
There are a variety of patient, physician and facility issues which should be considered and discussed with your doctor.

In brief: No

We can perform endoscopy without sedation on select patients.
There are a variety of patient, physician and facility issues which should be considered and discussed with your doctor.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology

In brief: Endoscopy

Endoscopy does not require sedation although it may be more comfortable and possibly easier for the practitioner performing the procedure to do an adequate exam. Sedation is safe done properly by a trained sedation practitioner. I personally have had upper GI endoscopy done without sedation and did well.
Results would be very patient specific.

In brief: Endoscopy

Endoscopy does not require sedation although it may be more comfortable and possibly easier for the practitioner performing the procedure to do an adequate exam. Sedation is safe done properly by a trained sedation practitioner. I personally have had upper GI endoscopy done without sedation and did well.
Results would be very patient specific.
Dr. Mark Newman
Dr. Mark Newman
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