More on GENERAL IV ANESTHESIA
General IV anesthesia is very safe, and Dr. Starkman has used it for many years. He chooses IV sedation for several reasons:
- IV sedation has a far quicker recovery period. General anesthesia, different then General IV anesthesia, can sometimes take over 24 hours to fully recover, while the recovery from IV sedation is almost immediate.
- General anesthesia typically requires a breathing tube and mechanical ventilation, while IV sedation allows patients to control their own breathing without the need for a tube.