For simple procedures that can be quickly completed, we use conscious sedation. You’ll remain conscious and feel relaxed, but you won’t feel any pain. A qualified health professional, such as an anesthesiologist, will closely monitor you to avoid any complications.
This type of anesthesia will wear off quickly, and you’ll be able to go about your daily activities without a long wait.
You may be able to speak and respond to verbal cues during the procedure. However, you may not remember what happened during the procedure.
When is Conscious Sedation used?
Conscious sedation is safe and effective for patients who need minor surgery or a procedure to diagnose a condition. The medication will wear off quickly, so it is used for short uncomplicated procedures.
Conscious sedation is usually safe. However, if you are given too much of the medicine, problems with your breathing may occur. A doctor or nurse will be watching you during the whole procedure.
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