Can a doctor perform Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) using conscious sedation?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (3)


Answered by Jeanette M. Potts, MD

I am assuming this is a question regarding BCG bladder installations to treat bladder cancer. Because this usually is a series of installations, sedation each time, greatly increases the risk of an otherwise simple office procedure usually performed by a nurse using a small urethral catheter. Perhaps for the first one, your doctor can prescribe a relaxant like valium, as long as you have a driver.

Published on Jul 04, 2016

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Answered by Jeanette M. Potts, MD

I am assuming this is a question regarding BCG bladder installations to treat bladder cancer. Because this usually is a series of installations, sedation each time, greatly increases the risk of an otherwise simple office procedure usually performed by a nurse using a small urethral catheter. Perhaps for the first one, your doctor can prescribe a relaxant like valium, as long as you have a driver.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Steven K. Sterzer, MD

Yes, but why? It is not necessary. I do them in my office all the time.

Published on Jun 07, 2015

Answered by Steven K. Sterzer, MD (View Profile)

Yes, but why? It is not necessary. I do them in my office all the time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

BCG instillation is a simple office-based procedure that requires the insertion of a catheter for about 2 minutes. The risk of sedation outweighs the benefits. The urethra can be numbed with an anesthetic jelly.

Published on Apr 16, 2015

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Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

BCG instillation is a simple office-based procedure that requires the insertion of a catheter for about 2 minutes. The risk of sedation outweighs the benefits. The urethra can be numbed with an anesthetic jelly.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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