Office Based IV Sedation with Local Anesthetic with STAT ANESTHESIA
Stat Anesthesia Specialists, Ltd. Anesthesia Practitioners are dedicated to providing safe, high quality anesthesia services. Our teams of Licensed Practitioners (Anesthetists and Physicians) specialize in the area of outpatient/ambulatory anesthesia. Keeping you safe and comfortable during your surgical procedure is a responsibility we take seriously.
We primarily utilize Twilight Anesthesia, also referred to as I.V. Sedation or Conscious Sedation. You are kept sedated throughout the outpatient procedure. In most instances, when your procedure is over, you are easily awakened for a speedy discharge to recover in the comfort of your own home.
When local anesthesia is used alone, you may suffer unnecessarily from the multiple local “numbing” injections and/or the anxiety you may have over the procedure. Twilight Anesthesia assures that you will not suffer the stinging and burning commonly felt during the local injections, while providing a safe, relaxed and comfortable state throughout your surgery.
How is the IV Sedation Administered?
A thin needle will be introduced into a vein in your arm or hand. The needle will be attached to an intravenous tube through which medication will be given to help you relax and feel comfortable. At times a patient’s vein may not be maintainable, in these situations the medications will be administered and the needle retrieved – both scenarios will achieve the same desired level of conscious sedation. Once again some patients may be asleep while others will slip in and out of sleep. Some patients with medical conditions and/or on specific drug regimens may only be lightly sedated and may not sleep at all.
The goal of IV sedation is to use as little medication as possible to get the treatment completed. It is very safe, much safer than oral sedation. With IV sedation a constant drip is maintained via the intravenous tube. At any time an antidote can be administered to reverse the effects of the medications if necessary. Along with IV sedation there are also other different levels of sedation available to you in our office. There is nitrous oxide analgesia