Sedation is intended primarily to reduce a patient's anxiety and discomfort, consequently improving their tolerability and satisfaction for the procedure.
Endoscopic sedation also minimizes a patient's risk of physical injury during an examination and provides the endoscopist with an ideal environment for a thorough examination.
Conscious sedation lets you recover quickly and return to your everyday activities soon after your procedure.
A nurse, doctor, or dentist, will give you conscious sedation in the hospital or outpatient clinic.
Four stages of sedation have been described, ranging from minimal (anxiolysis) to moderate (conscious sedation), deep, and general anesthesia.