PRO-NOX Conscious Sedation
Now available at all Erlanger Urology locations — a safe and effective way to ease pain, anxiety, and discomfort during outpatient procedures
The PRO-NOXTM Nitrous Oxide Delivery System is a pneumatically driven gas mixer designed to deliver a Nitrous Oxide mixture to patients for the relief of pain in an office setting.
For patients who are hesitant about an in-office procedure due to pain tolerance or anxiety levels, PRO-NOX is a great solution to make any procedure more comfortable. The PRO-NOX delivery system is designed to deliver 50% Nitrous Oxide mixture and 50% Oxygen for pain relief.
With minimal user controls and enhanced safety features, the PRO-NOX delivery system is the safest nitrous oxide mixer available. PRO-NOX is self-administered by the patient, so you can be comfortable with the amount of gas you are receiving and can adjust it based on your individual needs. You are in control! The gas is inhaled through the mouth and takes effect almost immediately. The amount of PRO-NOX required varies by patient, but this is what makes the self-administered system so successful.
What is PRO-NOX Used For?
We can use PRO-NOX for a number of our urologic procedures. All of these procedures usually require some form of numbing product, whether it be topical or injection lidocaine prior to the procedure. With PRO-NOX, the procedure itself will be much more comfortable to the patient, and sometimes even eliminate the need for things like injection numbing, which may cause more downtime if bruising occurs. One of the best things about this product is that it is designed with the patient in mind. You (the patient) are in control of how much or how little of the nitrous oxide is needed during the procedure to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
How Long Does PRO-NOX Last?
The effects of Pro-Nox are short-lived and wear off in about 10-15 minutes. There are no restrictions to driving post-procedure.
How much Does PRO-NOX Cost?
Pro-Nox is an add-on cost of $100 if you choose to use it. Payment is required prior to services rendered. Please discuss with your provider if you have any additional questions.