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Automated Sedation Knocks Minutes off Recovery Time
HealthLeaders Media

Early adopters of computer-assisted anesthesia delivery for endoscopic procedures are reporting reduced recovery times for patients undergoing colonoscopies and upper endoscopy procedures.

The recovery room data comes from the first of numerous studies expected as part of the initial rollout of the SEDASYS system. The device, the subject of a lengthy FDA review process, introduces automation to anesthesia delivery. It also allows gastroenterologists and their clinical teams to deliver propofol, a drug many prefer to use but which was previously available only to anesthesiologists.