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Can I be sedated for my ercp?
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Dr. Faiz Shakir
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes!
Due to the complexity of ercp, sedation is preferred.
I haven't seen an ercp without sedation. Check with the gi doctor about the sedation for your procedure.

In brief: Yes!
Due to the complexity of ercp, sedation is preferred.
I haven't seen an ercp without sedation. Check with the gi doctor about the sedation for your procedure.
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Dr. Faiz Shakir
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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mild sedation
Typically for procedures like an ercp, they use conscious sedation, which uses a mild sedative to help you relax and an anesthetic to lessen the pain.
You are still awake during the procedure. Depending on the circumstances, the physician may make exceptions and do the procedure under general anesthesia. Check with your gastroenterologist doing the procedure.

In brief: Mild sedation
Typically for procedures like an ercp, they use conscious sedation, which uses a mild sedative to help you relax and an anesthetic to lessen the pain.
You are still awake during the procedure. Depending on the circumstances, the physician may make exceptions and do the procedure under general anesthesia. Check with your gastroenterologist doing the procedure.
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing
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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology
In brief: Yes
Most practices will offer some forms of sedations.
Talk to you GI doc.

In brief: Yes
Most practices will offer some forms of sedations.
Talk to you GI doc.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Dr. Rita Agarwal
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