Diprivan (Propofol) in Plastic Surgery: Safe usage vs. Michael Jackson in the news

By Dr. Sutton Graham on July 05, 2009

Safety in surgery and anesthesia are extremely important to us at the Aesthetic Center. We have a nationally accredited in-office surgery facility with all anesthesia provided by our board-certified physician (MD) anesthesiologist. This facility and its staff is unique in the Carolina upstate. http://www.expertplasticsurgeon.com/html/about.html#nationally-accredited-facilities

The news about the death of performer Michael Jackson has included mention of Propofol (diprivan) a potent sedative normally used in anesthesia, being used for insomnia treatment by a home care physician. We do not want adverse news or mis-information about this medication to cause concern among our patients or the public. For those that want more information, we suggest a website rxlist.com. http://www.rxlist.com/diprivan-drug.htm

It's FDA approved uses are induction and maintenance of general anesthesia or monitored anesthesia care, and sedation of intensive care unit patients on breathing machines. The usage in our facility is according to FDA approved guidelines and accepted standards of anesthesia professional care.

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