Moderate Sedation/Analgesia or Anesthesia

Moderate sedation/analgesia ("conscious sedation") is a medically controlled state of depressed consciousness intended to allow the patient to independently and continuously maintain a patent airway and respond purposefully to physical stimulation or verbal command.

Cardiovascular function is usually maintained. Sedation/Analgesia is intended to be used for distressing or invasive procedures and requires close monitoring because of the risk of entering deep sedation.

Analgesia may also administered during such procedures and may contribute to the state of "conscious sedation". Sedation is administered via an IV.

Monitored Anesthesia Care: This means you will be given sedation through an IV to help you relax. You will feel little or no discomfort during your procedure. Patients are given IV sedation based on the type of procedure and individual need. All patients will meet with an anesthesiologist in the Holding Room on the day of procedure. Your anesthesiologist will review your plan of care with you, and answer any questions you may have.