Anesthesia for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures

Daniel T. Goulson, Regina Y. Fragneto

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Traditionally, sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures was provided by the gastroenterologist. Increasingly, however, complex procedures are being performed on seriously ill patients. As a result, anesthesiologists now are providing anesthesia and sedation in the gastrointestinal endoscopy suite for many of these patients. This article reviews the challenges encountered in this environment and anesthetic techniques that can be used successfully for these procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-435
Number of pages15
JournalPerioperative Nursing Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2009


  • Anesthesia
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Sedation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical


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