Intravenous (IV) Sedation

Intravenous or IV sedation involves general anesthesia medications given via a vein in the arm or hand and is considered a deep sedation. Advantages of IV sedation include: sedation within seconds, rapid recovery, total relaxation, decreased level of consciousness and near complete amnesia of the procedure. Our offices specialize in IV sedation and performs numerous IV sedations daily. Our team of doctors and assistants are highly trained in all aspects of sedation. All of our office personnel are training in Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and emergency prevention. Our doctors have all undergone extensive training in general anesthesia, are certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and have a combined experience that is second to none in the Kansas City area.

Patients undergoing IV sedation should have nothing to eat or drink for 6-8 hours prior to their appointment. Medications may be taken at there normal time with several small sips of water. For patients undergoing IV sedation, the patient should have a friend or family member escort them to their appointment, stay in the doctor’s office during the procedure, escort the patient home and observe them for 24 hours.

For additional information on IV sedation instructions, please visit the PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS section of our website.