Sedation techniques

  • Tong J. Gan
  • Beverly K. Philip


Minimally invasive surgery and interventional medical specialties are replacing conventional surgery, and increasingly these procedures can appropriately be done under sedation rather than general anesthesia (GA). In part, this is due to advances in minimally invasive surgical techniques that do not require full GA. In addition, patients choose sedation techniques, wanting to recover as quickly as possible and avoid the potential side effects of GA.


Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Conscious Sedation Ambulatory Surgery Deep Sedation Moderate Sedation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tong J. Gan
    • 1
  • Beverly K. Philip
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical CenterDuke North HospitalDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA
  3. 3.Day Surgery UnitBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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