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Frequently Asked Questions
Will I feel pain?
You will feel almost nothing! We even numb the back of your hand prior to starting the IV.
How long will I be relaxing?
Depending on your needs, from two to six hours. You will rest for 3-4 hours when you get home.
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.
Will somebody need to accompany me?
Is IV Sedation safe?
Dr Parkin is ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certified and the assisting staff are basic life support certified, so you won’t have to worry about who is around you while you are relaxing.
Sedation does not carry the risks that come with General Anaesthesia, it is safe!!! Also as there are no theatre fees, it is more cost effective, easy on your pocket.
How is Sedation compared to GA?
Will I be monitored?
Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are constantly monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.