"I have been in pain mgmt for 6 years with numerous spinal problems. I am on fentanyl and oxycodone daily. My primary wants me to have a long overdue colonoscopy, I am 60. My question is I do not want an amnesic drug and pain meds, I want to be totally out. Can they do that for me?"
The GI doctors could have an anesthesiologist put you under general anesthesia for the procedure, but the risks and poor outcomes (up to and including death) associated with that generally outweigh any benefits. I find it interesting that you do not want a medication like Versed or Propofol, given that you are accustomed to taking medication for pain.
- Dr. Kimberly Dennis
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