#21 Nov 15, 2011
Unfortunately, the whole story was left out in order to sell a news story. There are many degrees of anesthesia. They are referring to heavy anesthesia that requires an anesthesiologist. Conscious sedation, that can be performed with a nurse at the bedside, is used routinely and you will have little to no memory of the test. You will not be "Wide Awake" for this test. Don't let a misleading "stupid" reporter affect your health.
#22 Jun 23, 2012
I have Blue Cross/Blue Shield and they covered 100%, docotor, hospital, sedation.
Woke up and never knew what happened. The only way to do it!
#23 Aug 6, 2012
Why should anyone have to suffer through a procedure, that is inherently painful for most. If you choose to have no sedation/anesthesia, that is your right. Should you need to ( as i do, because of a prior bad experience) than why should this be a issue?
#24 Dec 4, 2012
Colonoscopy sedation is safe IF and only IF you have an anesthesiologist personally perform youy anesthesia. Agree to the usually BS about an "anesthesia care team" any you will end up with a nurse-crna making life and death decisions about your care. Do you want YOUR life to be in the hands of a nurse (CRNA) or a physician (anesthesiologist?)
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