Anesthesiology pp 273-283 | Cite as

Anesthesia for Upper GI Endoscopy Including Advanced Endoscopic Procedures

  • Mary Elizabeth McAlevyEmail author
  • John Levenick


One of the most frequent locations for providing out of operating room anesthesia is the endoscopy suite. In 2009 an estimated 6.9 million upper endoscopy procedures were performed according to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Utilization of anesthesia services for these procedures has risen to 30–35% of patients nationwide (Anesthesiol Clin 27, 71–85, 2009). Sedation offered by anesthesia providers has been shown to play a crucial role in safety, efficiency, patient satisfaction and throughput.


EGD Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) Pancreatic necrosectomy Cystgastrostomy Endoscopic cystenterostomy Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) Achalasia Topicalization Capnothorax Capnomediastinum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative MedicineHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyHersheyUSA

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