At the EVIMED Clinic, we have everything necessary for undergoing various medical procedures under sedation, that is, in a state of deep physiological sleep. How does medicinal sleep differ from general anesthesia? The difference between deep sedation and general anesthesia is that under general anesthesia, there is a complete absence of pain sensation and consciousness, and respiratory function is maintained by special equipment. Sedation, on the other hand, primarily suppresses consciousness. The patient breathes independently and can be brought back to consciousness very quickly. Additionally, the side effects of medicinal sleep are minimal and dissipate rapidly.
  • Advantages of conducting various medical procedures under sedation:

    • Painlessness and patient comfort;
    • Diagnostic accuracy - when the patient is asleep, the doctor can perform the entire necessary diagnostic complex with greater precision and effectiveness, which enhances the quality of the procedure, automatically reducing the percentage of diagnostic errors;
    • Quick recovery of consciousness. Unlike general anesthesia, the patient gently comes out of the state of medicinal sleep. After the person has regained consciousness, it is recommended to stay in the ward for 1-2 hours, after which the patient can return to normal life;
    • Control over the depth of sleep – during the sleep, the anesthesiologist monitors the patient's condition (oxygen level in the blood, heart rate, blood pressure) through a cardiometer. The doctor always has a drug at hand that acts as an antidote to sedation.

    At the EVIMED Clinic, maximally comfortable conditions are created for preparing for the procedure and recovering after it. All wards are equipped with comfortable beds, technology, and a bathroom.

  • Direct indications for intravenous medicinal sedation include:

    • Surgical manipulations;
    • Contraindications to general anesthesia;
    • This type of sedation is often used in colonoscopy and gastroscopy.
  • List of necessary examinations:

    Medicinal sleep is prescribed by a specialist only after a preliminary examination of the patient. Also, for the procedure under sedation, it is necessary to perform a comprehensive laboratory and instrumental examination. Treatment under sedation is carried out on a scheduled basis according to the results of the examination in the absence of contraindications.

    • Complete blood count with platelet count and ESR determination (Attention: all blood tests must be conducted strictly on an empty stomach!);
    • ECG with interpretation.

Specialists in the Field

Arsen Yuryevich Karapetyan
Arsen Yuryevich Karapetyan

Anesthesiologist - Intensivist

Nadezhda Alexeevna Gubanova
Nadezhda Alexeevna Gubanova

Anesthesiologist - Intensivist