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Surgery with Intravenous Sedation

The Sedation

  • Intravenous sedation will help to relax you during your surgery.
  • It does not put you to sleep or result in loss of consciousness.
  • The sedation medication will be administered into a vein in your arm.
  • Your blood pressure, pulse rate and oxygen level will be monitored throughout.
  • Local anaesthetic injections will be given in your mouth to numb the surgical site(s) once you are sedated.
  • Further sedation will be administered as necessary.

Before Surgery with Sedation

  • You must not eat or drink anything (including water), or chew gum, for six hours before your sedation and surgery.
  • You must arrive with a responsible adult who agrees to drive you home and remain with you for 24 hours.
  • You should wear loose comfortable clothing.

After Surgery with Sedation

  • When you have recovered sufficiently from the sedation and surgery, you will be discharged into the care of your accompanying adult.
  • Your judgment and co-ordination will be affected temporarily. Therefore you must not be alone or assume positions of responsibility for 24 hours. You must not drive a car, drink alcohol, make important decisions, work with machinery, exercise, cook, or look after children.
  • Numbness or tingling of the lower lip and the tongue, from the local anaesthetic, can last several hours. This may interfere with speech and eating/drinking. In some cases these changes may last longer but can usually be expected to resolve with time. Avoid biting or burning the lip and tongue while they are still numb.
  • After an extensive or lengthy procedure it is best to rest by sitting in a comfortable chair or by retiring to bed and resting with your head and shoulders elevated on 2 pillows.
Please contact us if you have any questions or are unsure about any of the information provided.
Phone: +64 9 369 5566,
Fax: +64 9 369 5570
Address: Ground Floor, Quay Park Health, 68 Beach Road,
Auckland Central
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