A doctor may use procedural sedation for a minor procedure that needs only small amounts of anesthesia and doesn't require an anesthesia specialist to be present. Procedural sedation combines the use of
local anesthesia with sedatives to relax you. You may or may not be conscious.
During some but not all types of procedural sedation, you may respond
appropriately to physical stimulation and verbal commands. Procedural sedation
can help relieve pain and anxiety and limit some of the discomfort of lying