WHAT IS CONSCIOUS SEDATION?

WHAT IS CONSCIOUS SEDATION?

The benefits of conscious sedation include: less side effects than general anaesthesia, a shorter recovery period and greater cost effectiveness. Please read the FAQ section for a detailed description of each.

It is important to realise that not everyone can receive conscious sedation due to either medical problems, or the nature of the surgery. Completing the patient questionnaire will allow us to decide if further investigation is required, or if conscious sedation is not appropriate for you.
Conscious sedation is defined as a technique in which the use of a drug, or drugs, produces a state of depression of the central nervous system, enabling treatment to be carried out, but during which verbal contact with the patient is maintained throughout.

More simply put, with the use of sedative and analgesic medication, it is possible to greatly reduce anxiety and pain, associated with your procedure, in a safe environment. Most of these procedures are carried out in a non theatre environment such as your medical practitioner's rooms, the so called "in room" procedures.

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