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Anesthesia for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures 

Anesthesia for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures
Anesthesia for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures

Justin K. Wainscott

and Regina Y. Fragneto

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date: 13 August 2020

The administration of anesthesia or sedation for endoscopy is associated with unique challenges that often differ from those encountered when providing anesthesia care in the operating room (OR). This chapter discusses the location where procedures are performed, inconsistencies in preoperative preparation, postanesthesia recovery issues, and the management of complications, which are all areas requiring distinctive management strategies in the OOOR environment.

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