Can I be put under during a colonoscopy?

This question was asked in Sarasota, Florida on 04/11/2012.
Hello. I heard that some patients are awake during their colonoscopies. Can I request to be put to sleep during my colonoscopy?

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 4/12/2012

It is up to you and your doctor, but most patients receive enough sedative to make the colonoscopy procedure comfortable.