IV Sedation


IV Sedation in Tulsa, OK

One of the biggest goals of our board-certified physicians is to make sure that patients are as comfortable as possible throughout their surgery. When surgery is necessary to correct, repair, or treat a problem, we want our patients to know that they are in good hands when it comes to getting the proper pain control and sedation they need during their procedure. One of the most common ways to administer anesthesia is through intravenous (IV) sedation, as it helps the patient feel relaxed and at ease throughout their procedure, while also providing pain-relieving effects.

How does IV sedation work in Tulsa, OK?

Before your surgical procedure, an anesthesiologist will place an IV into a vein in your arm to administer the anesthesia. There are different levels of sedation that can be used depending on the type of procedure you’re undergoing.

What are the levels of IV sedation?

From how your body responds to anesthesia and your current health status to the surgery you’re getting, these are some of the factors that our team of board-certified anesthesiologists needs to consider before determining the level of sedation that’s right for you. There are three main levels of sedation:

Minimal: This level of sedation is designed to help you feel relaxed during your procedure but you will be awake. You will also be able to hear, understand, and respond to questions we ask.

Moderate: It’s normal with this level of sedation to feel drowsy or to even fall asleep, and you may not remember parts of or any of your procedure.

Deep: While not unconscious, you will be asleep throughout the procedure and won’t remember any of it.


When is IV sedation used?

IV sedation provides a safe but effective alternative to general anesthesia, which can be a major relief for individuals who may not have responded well to general anesthesia in the past. IV sedation is typically recommended for more minor surgical procedures such as colonoscopies, plastic surgeries, and even certain surgical procedures such as hernia repairs and bunionectomy that were once only performed under general anesthesia.

How quickly will I feel the effects of IV sedation?

Since this cocktail of anesthetics and analgesics is being delivered directly into your bloodstream you should start to feel the effects of IV sedation within a couple of minutes.

If you have questions about IV sedation or would like to discuss sedation options for your upcoming procedure, call Associated Anesthesiologists at (918) 494-0612. We are proud to be serving the Tulsa, OK, community for more than 50 years.

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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.



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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

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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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