IV Sedation For Balloon Sinuplasty
While balloon sinuplasty is minimally invasive and painless, it does deal with a sensitive part of the body—your nose. Most of our anxious patients will tend to have natural reflexes when undergoing a procedure of this nature, even with a local anesthetic.
Rather than put yourself through that stress and anxiety, simply take our optional IV sedation treatment before the procedure begins. During the procedure, you will experience a sensation known as “twilight sleep.” This is a term to describe a state of semi-consciousness or “half-awake.”
You can communicate with the doctor and respond to questions just in a very trance-like state of consciousness. That differs greatly from general anesthesia where you would be completely unconscious throughout the treatment.
Being unconscious for the procedure is not our goal with IV sedation—it is to induce calmness and an anxiety-free experience. Advance Sinus Relief Center is one of the few sinus treatment centers that offer this service. We believe it is an absolute necessity to have our patients’ experiences be soothing and relaxed.