Colon and Rectal Surgeon Questions Colonoscopy

Will I be given anesthesia for a colonoscopy?

The doctor has advised me to undergo a colonoscopy for my recently diagnosed IBD. Will I be given anesthesia during the procedure?

2 Answers

They usually give a sedation by vein, which is a form of anesthesia.
Yes, it is routine that you receive intravenous sedation. Usually a member of the Department of Anesthesia is present to administer this.