Conscious sedation anesthesia is provided through an IV by a board certified Anesthesiologist from Gulf Shore Anesthesia Associates. This allows you to have the procedure performed without you feeling any discomfort. For conscious sedation anesthesia no breathing tube or airway equipment is required. This is safer than undergoing general anesthesia in an operating room. Minimal local numbing medicine is still applied during the procedure to minimize any postoperative discomfort.