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I am a Thoracic Surgeon. As part of my clinical activities, I perform Bronchoscopies frequently. Many times, these Bronchoscopies are performed on awake patients, making the analgesia and topical anesthesia essential. The quality and extent of the anesthesia produced by topical agents correlates completely with both the adequacy of the examination performed as well as the patient’s comfort and willingness to undergo a repeat procedures. I have utilized Cetacaine spray as standard and primary agents during these procedures. I’ve been able to examine Bronchoscopically nearly a thousand awake patients over many years without using IV sedation whatsoever. IV sedation leaves the patients with diminished sensorium. Not using it and relying only on topical agents is truly beneficial to my patients, and is achieved primarily by Cetacaine.

- Dr. Steven Herman
Attending Thoracic Surgeon, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

I have had the experience of using Cetacaine spray to numb the back of the throat in patients undergoing upper endoscopies. It helps decrease the gag reflex and keeps the patients more comfortable during the procedure, especially when using light sedation.

- Dr. Zubin Arora
Gastroenterologist, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

I use Cetacaine® Topical Anesthetic spray in my practice on a regular basis. It helps to decrease sensitivity of oropharynx before airway manipulation in situations like awake fiber optic intubation. It's also very useful for transesophageal echocardiography or EGD performed under sedation. It allows me to minimize the amount of intravenous anesthetics and analgesics used while keeping the patient comfortable throughout the procedure. Having this local anesthetic in a spray form and ready to be administered any time is very convenient and allows me to minimize preparation time.

- Dr. Lev Deriy
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care University of New Mexico

I have been in the practice of Gastroenterology for over 30 years in New York. Cetacaine has been a part of my practice the entire time. It certainly has withstood the test of time and has proven to be well tolerated. Comprised of a perfect combination of effective ingredients, it helps facilitate upper endoscopic procedures. The variable formulations and methods of delivery make Cetacaine quite user friendly and versatile. The rapid onset of action is important in the endoscopy suite and one can be confident that its effects will last for the duration of the procedure. It is a welcome addition in the endoscopy suite!

- Dr. Duva
Gastroenterologist, East End Internal Medicine, Riverhead, NY

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