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Introducing Pro-Nox: Pain No More

February 24, 2020

If you’ve been hesitant or anxious about undergoing a procedure at Athens Area Urology, we have found the perfect solution for you. Your comfort and care are our top priorities at Athens Area Urology, and we are always on the lookout for the latest technology to make your experience the best possible. We are incredibly excited to now offer the PRO-NOX Nitrous Oxide Delivery System to our patients who need or desire additional relaxation while undergoing urological procedures in the office.

The PRO-NOX system creates a mixture of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen in a simple system that the patient controls using a single-use hand-held breathing tube. Nitrous oxide is a well-known sedative (often called laughing gas) that calms the central nervous system, allowing patients to feel comfortable during necessary or elective procedures. One of the best parts about the PRO-NOX system is that it is self-administered by the patient. This allows each patient to choose the amount of gas he or she is receiving based upon individual needs. Patients are aware of the procedure being done and can talk and interact during the procedure, but are not generally bothered by it. The most exciting part of PRO-NOX is it takes effect within seconds and wears off within minutes after the procedure’s completion. Regardless of how many puffs you take, the Nitrous will leave your system rapidly, and you will feel back to normal by the time you leave the treatment room. Because there are no lingering effects, it is generally safe to drive home after the sedation.

ProNox is a safe product and has been used by patients worldwide for years as an alternative to anesthesia while undergoing various medical procedures. ProNox surprisingly does not contain any medication. The combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide are effective enough to ease pain and anxiety without medication; thus, it is an excellent option for replacing oral and IV anesthesia. Most patients are excellent candidates for ProNox. If you are a potential new patient at Athens Area Urology, simply book an appointment to speak with our doctors regarding your specific case and the use of ProNox. They will go over your concerns as well as medical history to make sure that the ProNox is the best sedation option for you.

To learn more about the PRO-NOX System, call the experts at Athens Area Urology today at (706)-612-9401.

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