Twilight anesthesia

I had my pm on 2/6. I may have to have an upper endoscopy soon with twilight anesthesia. Has anyone had one performed at a GI center and not at a hospital?



by Rch - 2023-03-26 16:17:18

I have had GI procedures under anesthesia over the years both at GI procedure room in a Medical Office building and in a hospital setting! As long as a nurse anesthetist is on board and you are hooked up to a cardiac monitor, you are fine. The only thing you would have to check with the GI doc is that you might not be able to lie down on your left side with only 4 weeks into the pm implant. The doc might try to do it in other positions. 

I always shudder when I hear dental procedures done under general anesthesia in a dental office!!!


Endoscopic Procedures

by Marybird - 2023-03-27 12:55:58

I  had both an EGD and colonoscopy at an outpatient surgery center last summer. I informed the doctor and other personnel there that I had a pacemaker, and this was duly noted in my records. I had "conscious sedation", ie, propofol and versed, enough to make me sleep, no problems with that.

There is a nurse anesthetist monitoring the level of consciousness and vital signs  and the patient is hooked up to a cardiac monitor during these procedures, so they keep an eye on what is happening with the patient. 

I hope you don't need that endoscopy, but in the event you do, you will be in good hands whether you have it the hospital or outpatient surgical center.


by zawodniak2 - 2023-03-27 17:29:55


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