Welcome to Comfortable Care with Pro-Nox™

At Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, ensuring your comfort, safety, and well-being during your visits is our top priority. We understand that some medical procedures can cause you anxiety and discomfort. That’s why we are excited to start offering Pro-Nox™ at our Meridian Mark office.

As a cutting-edge solution to pain and discomfort, to enhance your care experience, Pro-Nox™ lets you control your comfort levels during procedures as a patient-controlled pain management system. It’s your treatment, your terms, with Pro-Nox™. 

Embrace a new level of comfort and control with Pro-Nox™ at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists today.

Understanding Pro-Nox™

Pro-Nox™ is a breakthrough in patient comfort that blends a 50/50 mix of nitrous oxide (N2O) and oxygen (O). It is an FDA-cleared analgesic system that lets you control your pain and anxiety relief safely and effectively. Often compared to “laughing gas,” it gives immediate relief without the lasting side effects that are common with traditional pain management methods.

How Does Pro-Nox Work?

Pro-Nox™ is designed with your comfort and autonomy in mind. This system lets you self-administer two forms of gas that are known for their analgesic and anti-anxiety properties. Whenever you feel the need, simply breathe in the balanced mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen for relief. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of the Pro-Nox™ process:
  1. Intake through the delivery system. Pro-Nox™ uses a demand valve delivery system which allows you to self-administer the gas mixture through a handheld inhaler. This system ensures that the gas is only delivered when you inhale.
  2. Absorption and effect. Once inhaled, the N2O and O mixture enters the lungs and is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. Nitrous oxide acts as analgesic, dulling pain and mildly sedates you. The oxygen, on the other hand, maintains adequate oxygenation levels in the blood during the administration.
  3. Pain and anxiety relief. Nitrous oxide inhibits the transmission of pain signals to the brain, thereby reducing pain perception. It also interacts with neurotransmitters like dopamine to elevate mood and calm you down.
  4. Rapid onset and reversal. The effects of Pro-Nox™ are almost immediate, offering relief within seconds of inhalation. Similarly, the effects wear off quickly once inhalation stops (also within minutes) as N2O is rapidly expelled from the body through the lungs. You can resume your daily activities quickly without lingering sedation.
Pro-Nox™ is particularly valued for its balance of efficacy, patient autonomy, and safety, making it an ideal choice for managing discomfort during various medical procedures.

Why Choose Pro-Nox™ for Your Procedure?

Pro-Nox™ puts your comfort in your control, reminding you that you have agency even during medical procedures that can make you feel like your autonomy is taken away from you. For many patients, using Pro-Nox™ as accompanying management during procedures offer:
  • A sense of control. Pro-Nox™ puts the power of pain and anxiety management in your hands. You decide when and how much of the gas to administer, based on your own comfort needs.
  • A safe and trusted method for pain management. We stand by our principle of prioritizing your safety alongside your comfort. With this FDA-approved system, we offer you the best of both worlds, granting peace of mind during uncomfortable procedures.
  • Quick relief and recovery. When you need relief, waiting is not an option. Pro-Nox™ offers almost instant effects, reducing pain in moments. What’s more is that you recover quickly from its effects, reducing downtime from your daily routine.

Pro-Nox-Supported Procedures

Pro-Nox™ is a versatile analgesia system that can be used safely and effectively for a range of obstetrics and gynecological procedures. Apart from pregnancy for which it is contraindicated, it can provide relief for procedures including:
  • Colposcopy
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • IUD insertion and removal
  • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
  • Minimally invasive gynecological office procedures
  • Sonohysterography (SIS)
  • Pelvic ultrasound
Consult closely with your OB-GYN to determine if Pro-Nox™ is suitable for your specific medical situation or procedure.

Contraindications of Pro-Nox™

We will review your health history prior to administration. Patients who are pregnant, have hypersensitivity to nitrous oxide; vitamin B12 deficiency, have decompression sickness; pneumothorax, ear infection, middle ear occlusion, eye surgery within the last 6 weeks, or intestinal obstruction are not candidates for PRO-NOX™.

Ready to Experience Comfort Like Never Before?

Put your relief in your hands with the help of Pro-Nox™, now available at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists. Exercise autonomy in your pain and anxiety management with this safe and effective innovation and don’t let anxiety hold you back from receiving the care you need. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and learn more about how Pro-Nox™ can make your next medical procedure a more comfortable experience.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pro-Nox™

Yes, Pro-Nox™ is FDA-cleared and has been used safely by thousands of healthcare practices across the United States and Canada. Its safety profile is well-established, and it is monitored by healthcare professionals during use.

While Pro-Nox™ is suitable for most patients undergoing non-pregnancy-related obstetric and gynecological procedures, it is not recommended for pregnant individuals or those with certain respiratory conditions or vitamin B12 deficiencies. It’s important to consult with your healthcare provider to determine if Pro-Nox™ is right for you.

The side effects of Pro-Nox™ are minimal and typically resolve quickly after use. Some patients may experience light-headedness or dizziness, but these effects wear off within minutes after stopping inhalation of the gas.

The effects of Pro-Nox™ are temporary and start to diminish almost immediately once inhalation stops. This allows patients to quickly return to their normal activities after their procedure, without the lingering effects associated with other forms of pain management.

Because the effects of Pro-Nox™ wear off quickly, many patients are able to drive themselves home after their procedure. However, we recommend discussing this with your healthcare provider beforehand, as individual responses to Pro-Nox™ can vary.

Your healthcare provider at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists will discuss your options for pain and anxiety management, including Pro-Nox™, based on the specific procedure and your personal health history. Together, you can decide if Pro-Nox™ is the best choice for you.