At Orthopedic Spine Care of Long Island, we take measure to provide our patients with the leading treatment solutions while in the most comfortable, safe, and controlled atmosphere. We understand that some patients may be nervous or anxious about their procedure. Our priority is to give them peace of mind and help conquer their anxiety- together. We gladly offer IV Conscious Sedation to help reduce any stress you may feel about your next procedure. Your next injection can be nearly pain-free. The choice is yours.
What happens during IV conscious sedation?
During IV conscious sedation, a patient is administered a combination of medication by an anesthesiologist through an IV. The combination of medication is a sedative (to keep the patient relaxed) and anesthetic (to block pain). How does this compare to general anesthesia? The patient remains conscious and awake throughout the entire procedure but in a relaxed state.
How should I prepare for an injection under IV conscious sedation?
Please do not eat, drink, or chew gum the night before the procedure. This includes solid foods, such as meats, vegetables, or bread for at least eight hours prior to your procedure.
You may have a clear liquid diet up to 4 hours prior to your procedure. This includes apple juice, tea, coffee (with no creamer), and clear broth.
You may take medications, including high blood pressure medications, the morning of the procedure with a sip of water. Medications that are not to be taken: diuretics/water pills or medications with blood thinning properties.
What happens after the injection?
Please have a responsible adult drive you home from your appointment.
You can return to your regular diet- eat as tolerated. No alcoholic beverages for 24 hours.
You may feel shaky, dizzy, or weak post procedure. This is temporary and will wear off within the following 24 hours.
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