IV Sedation Anesthesia

IV Sedation involves administering medication into a vein, typically through the arm of the patient. Medications can be given quickly and are rapidly absorbed in the bloodstream. The intravenous medications are used to relax (sedate) and to induce sleepiness (hypnosis) or forgetfulness (amnesia).

In addition to the IV medication, patients will also receive a local anesthetic.

All patients undergoing IV anesthesia in our office are monitored throughout the procedure.

You may not want to use IV sedation if you have exotic chest problems, a cold or other difficulties with breathing or if you are pregnant or nursing.