I am sure my surgeon gives me Propofol. I remember asking at my recent pouchoscopy, just before I went under, and I am almost certain he said Propofol because the image of Micheal Jackson came to mind as I started to drift to sleep.
I'll ask my surgeon and if the answer is something else, I'll post.
If you are Canadian, the same things I said about cost considerations would not apply since the government is insuring you. When you pay for private insurance premiums it is a whole different ball game. The retail cost of Propofol in a routine pouchoscopy procedure is $2000 vs. maybe $150-$200 for conscious sedation. The more that is billed, the more insurance pays, and what they pay determines your next year's premium payment. The difference in cost is beyond ridiculous to anyone who can do the math, but like I said it benefits medical providers because the swifter recovery times from propofol mean more scopes, more patients and more money for them. In the USA healthcare is something like 20% of GDP. So if you get scoped at hospitals, or big endoscopy centers, they will try and shove propofol down your throat. BTW it MUST be administered by an anesthesiologist, whereas conscious sedation need not be. This is because if you mess around with it, it can kill you, as Michael Jackson found out. The bottom line is it's so expensive it should never be used in these procedures. It is used to drive profits, and for no other reason.