Recovery From Anesthesia

Patient with IV sedation anesthesia can expect the following during their recovery:

  1. Sleepiness for first 12-24 hours

  2. Return to normal activities in 24 hours

  3. Possible post-operative nausea although relatively rare as all patients with IV sedation are given a prophylactic dose of an anti-nausea medication

  4. No driving or significant physical activity for first 24 hours after anesthesia