Lincoln Endoscopy Center uses conscious sedation. Conscious sedation does not cause a deep sleep, but is a state of sedation in which the patient remains aware of his or her person, surroundings, and conditions, but without experiencing pain or anxiety.
Due to different body types, tolerances, and medication use, patients may experience sedative effects differently. Some may be awake but comfortable and some may be totally unaware of the procedure. Our goal is for all patients to be comfortable while maintaining their safety.