Ok I work in a small hospital where the Out patient clinic that does all endoscopy too. I was told today that in the event of an emergant EGD due to an upper GI bleed the pt may be taken to the OR after hours and we could be called back in or have to stay late to assist the GI doctor, futher more the patient may receive general anesthsia too boot and we would also be recovering this patient. During regualar endo days we use propafol, I have never recovered a pt who has received general anesthesia and voiced my concern and asked for orintation in the recovery room on one of our "slow" days. I felt my concerns were just brushed off.
My question - How much different is this recovery?