This is a very controlled sedation done by an intravenous drip of a sedative drug directly into the bloodstream. It is the most controllable of the sedations, and can quickly and easily be adjusted to your body type, tolerance levels and depth of sedation desired. It produces the deepest sedation and relaxation.
Although you remain responsive throughout the procedure, you will have very little, if any, memory of the experience. The procedure and drugs are very safe, and the patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level, breathing and heart electrical activity (EKG) are monitored as part of our safe standard of care.
The patient quickly recovers and walks out of the office with very little, if any, awareness of the time spent in the procedure. Again, the patient is restricted to limited activities and may not drive for the rest of the day.
There are many ways we make your visits with us more pleasant. We have made great efforts to assure that our patients feel welcome, comfortable and confident in our team. Only then can you make the appropriate choices regarding your treatment. Consistent with our philosophy, we strive to always be sympathetic and understanding to our patient’s needs.
Some people have very deep-seated fears that keep them from receiving the care they may need. We are very considerate of those fears and have a range of techniques to address them. Regardless, a gentle, caring touch is always used during any visit to our office.