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Want To Learn More About IV Sedation?

Anesthesia ensures patients are comfortable and pain-free while undergoing surgery. IV sedation is one of the most common methods for administering anesthesia in preparation for many surgical procedures. The experienced and board-certified physicians at Associated Anesthesiologists Inc., in Tulsa, Oklahoma, provide IV sedation so you can safely and comfortably undergo the surgical treatment you need. 

IV Sedation

IV sedation is administered through an IV that is gently inserted into a vein in the arm. A cocktail of analgesics and anesthetics is then delivered directly into the bloodstream. IV sedation begins working within a few minutes, helping the patient feel comfortable, relaxed, and pain-free. IV sedation also helps reduce the anxiety, fear, and nervousness some patients experience prior to undergoing a surgical procedure.

The highly skilled team of anesthesiologists at our practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma, utilizes varying IV sedation levels. The appropriate level depends on several factors, including the patient’s current health status, the type of surgery, and how the patient’s body typically responds to anesthesia. With any level of IV sedation, patients are not unconscious but can potentially feel drowsy or even fall asleep. 

Three primary levels of IV sedation include:

Minimal: Patients remain awake, but relaxed during the procedure. Minimal IV sedation allows patients to understand, hear, and respond to doctors throughout the procedure.

Moderate: Although patients are not unconscious, moderate IV sedation tends to induce drowsiness. Some patients even fall asleep during the procedure and often do not remember much of it afterward.

Deep: Patients are asleep throughout the surgical procedure when deep IV sedation is administered. Afterward, patients do not remember anything from the procedure either.

IV Sedation vs. General Anesthesia 

General anesthesia is another type of anesthesia used during surgical procedures. One significant way it differs from IV sedation is that patients are completely unconscious when under general anesthesia. This type of anesthesia is administered when performing major surgeries, such as heart surgery, that require the patient to be completely unconscious. 

IV sedation is a safe and highly effective alternative to general anesthesia for minor surgical procedures. It is also a better option for patients who previously have not responded well to general anesthesia. Some patients experience unwanted side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, with general anesthesia. Some examples of when IV sedation can be used include:

  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bunionectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Plastic surgery
  • Certain types of biopsies 

IV sedation is a highly effective alternative to general anesthesia for minor surgical procedures and for patients who have had unpleasant experiences with general anesthesia in the past. To learn more about our services and the different levels of IV sedation, call Associated Anesthesiologists Inc., in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at (918) 494-0612.

About us

Our expert group of board certified physicians provide the highest quality anesthesia services. Our institutional and training background are second to none. Our areas of expertise include but are not limited to pediatrics, cardiothoracic, pain management, obstetric, and regional anesthesia specialties.



Office Closures

We are scheduled to close for the following dates:

  • January 1st
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Black Friday
  • Christmas Day

Payments for services rendered can be mailed to the business office address or for your convenience you can make an on line payment by clicking this link.


Associated Anesthesiologist Provides anesthesia Services at:

Saint Francis Hospital
6161 South Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK

Saint Francis Hospital South
10501 E. 91st St.
Tulsa, OK

Natalie Ambulatory Surgery Center
6475 South Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma Surgical Hospital
2408 E. 81st Street
Tulsa, OK

Contact Us

Associated Anesthesiologists, Inc.

Office Location
6839 S. Canton Ave.

Billing Office Hours are:
Monday to Friday 7:30AM to 4PM

Phone number: 918-494-0612

Fax number is: 918-481-5170

Email Address is: [email protected]


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