Pro-Nox™ Nitrous Oxide Delivery System in Tucson, AZ
Urologist Peter Burrows, MD is now offering the PRO-NOX™ nitrous oxide delivery system to help you with your office procedure. We are all familiar with nitrous oxide as “laughing gas” often given by dentists for decades, especially to their most nervous patients- children as young as 2. Nitrous has a proven safety record and does not affect breathing. Unfortunately, the cost is not covered by your insurance and would require you to pay $85.00 out of pocket to cover disposables if you elected to receive nitrous.
What Are the Benefits of Pro-Nox™?
PRO-NOX™ nitrous is held by you and by inhaling normally. You will receive a 50:50 mix of nitrous and oxygen until you drift off in seconds. Nitrous oxide is a proven analgesic (decreases the sensation of pain), anxiolytic (decreases sense of anxiety), and dissociative product (an out-of-body feeling). However, at this lower concentration, PRO-NOX™ does not induce anesthesia (put you to sleep) or the need to be assisted in breathing. Once you have breathed in enough and become relaxed, the nitrous shuts off until you need more. You control it all! Next thing you know, the procedure is over! The nitrous oxide it out of your body in 1-3 minutes and you will get up and walk out unassisted. However, you still will require a driver.
Nitrous oxide does not inhibit airway reflexes. You will always be awake enough to breathe on your own. The nitrous is then rapidly metabolized and out of your system in 1-3 minutes. You are also given oxygen at twice the concentration of room air. Self-administration of 50% nitrous with 50% oxygen is well-studied, safe and effective. If you would like to receive nitrous for your procedure it is now available to you.