Would you like IV Sedation during your reversal?

IV sedation is otherwise referred to as 'moderate sedation.'  This is the type of sedation where you will receive an IV and will sleep through the entire surgery.  

We also perform reversals with other anesthesia options:

Light Sedation

  • This includes oral medications which will relax you, and approximately half of the patients will fall asleep during the procedure.
  • You will also receive local numbing medicine.
  • Light sedation is the most common option that people typically choose.

Numbing Medicine Alone:

  • This option will use local numbing medicine to numb up the surgical site.  Approximately 10% of patients choose this option.  

In cases of IV sedation, we contract with a licensed anesthetist whose only role during the procedure is to perform anesthesia.  The anesthetist only performs sedation on one patient and never covers more than one surgery at a time.  

You are welcomed to contact us by phone or email with any questions which you may have.  You may also choose to set up a phone consultation with one of our providers at no cost.  

Because IV sedation requires the coordination of both the surgical team as well as the anesthesia team, this must be scheduled in advance of the surgery.  Cancellation rules and policies for IV sedation are similar to those of the surgery itself (i.e. no penalties if cancelled 2 weeks or more in advance). 

If you would like to check the availability of adding / removing IV sedation, please contact our office by phone or email.  

If you select this option, in the confirmation email that you receive, you will be given additional specific instructions.  Some of the important pieces of information include: 

  • You will be strongly recommended to have a driver with you at the time of surgery.  If you do not have a driver, you will be required to stay at a nearby hotel the day of the surgery, and we will need to coordinate transportation for you.
  • You should not eat beginning 10 hours prior to surgery.  You may drink clear liquids such as water or apple juice up until 2 hours prior to surgery.
  • Unless specifically advised, you should take all of your medications as prescribed the day of surgery.  Medications should optimally be taken with a small sip of water.  If they must be taken with food, you should take them with a small amount of applesauce.
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