Gastric Balloon - Is a Numbing Spray Better Than Sedation?
I will be having a gastric balloon inserted into my stomach in 1 months time. This will be followed by a gastric bypass in 6 months time.
I have the option of a throat numbing spray or what I assume is semi-sedation. I would be awake but apparently not able to feel anything.
Any advice on what is best? I'm not scared of the pain so much as the thought of not being able to breathe as the tube is put down my throat.