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About our Anesthesia

Many patients and referring physicians are curious about the anesthesia that will be used during their endoscopy. At our center, we have CRNA’s (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) who are responsible for administering the patient’s anesthesia.

The medication that is given for all procedures is Propofol (diprovan). We may use other medications, such as Fentanyl, concomitantly so the patient has a pleasant anesthesia experience. Propofol is a superior anesthetic agent that is rapidly effective and wears off considerably faster than other anesthetics. Most patients experience very few side-effects as opposed to more traditional medications which can leave patients groggy for hours after a procedure. Propofol can only be administered by trained professionals (CRNAs) who monitor your patient throughout the procedure. Your patient will be completely asleep for the duration of the procedure and will be able to wake up and remember hearing about their procedure results before they are discharged. They are not permitted to drive for 12 hours after receiving the anesthetic.

Whether you’re anticipating a surgical procedure, selecting a pediatrician for your newborn, or something in-between, you expect safe, high-quality care. The AAAHC certificate of accreditation is a sign that a health care organization meets or exceeds nationally-recognized Standards.

ASGE physicians have highly specialized training in endoscopic procedures of the digestive tract, including upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). ASGE is the only medical society that requires documentation of specific training in GI endoscopic procedures.