Nitrous Oxide Specialists

Greater Hartford Urology Group

Urologists located in Hartford, Glastonbury & Enfield, CT

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective anesthetic that limits pain and eases anxiety. At Greater Hartford Urology Group, the team of caring urologists regularly uses the Pro-Nox™ nitrous oxide system to perform outpatient urologic surgery procedures in-office. If you’re preparing to undergo a minor operation, treatment with nitrous oxide is worth considering. Make an appointment by calling the one of the offices in Hartford, Enfield, or Glastonbury, Connecticut, and speak with a friendly team member or book online today.

Nitrous Oxide Q & A

What is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a colorless, odorless gas that you inhale through a mask. It’s a safe and effective anesthetic, often used in dental procedures like root canals and extractions. 

Thanks to advances in delivery systems, nitrous oxide is becoming increasingly popular for minor outpatient surgeries as well. At Greater Hartford Urology Group, the team regularly uses the Pro-Nox™ nitrous oxide system to ensure comfort during in-office urological procedures. In addition to minimizing pain, nitrous oxide can ease anxiety and help patients relax.

How does the Pro-Nox nitrous oxide system work?

The Pro-Nox nitrous oxide delivery system combines 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen. It allows you to increase or decrease the amount of nitrous oxide you receive during treatment.

This treatment puts anesthesia in your control. Nitrous oxide doesn’t put you to sleep, so you’re aware of your surroundings throughout treatment. This allows you to adjust your body as necessary and to respond to your provider’s instructions.

The relaxing effects of Pro-Nox nitrous oxide occur in seconds. Following treatment, they wear off in just a few minutes. Since there are no lingering side-effects, you can drive yourself home after treatment. This prevents the hassle of needing a friend or family member on hand. 

What are the benefits of nitrous oxide treatment with Pro-Nox?

Treatment with the Pro-Nox nitrous oxide system presents an array of benefits, including:

  • Quick onset 
  • Short duration of effect
  • Patient administered
  • Anxiety relieving
  • Pain relieving
  • Non-addictive


In addition, Pro-Nox nitrous oxide is safe for any length of time. This means it’s ideal for both short and more lengthy surgical procedures.

Is treatment with the Pro-Nox nitrous oxide system safe?

Treatment with the Pro-Nox nitrous oxide system is safe and well-tolerated. There are no side-effects, so you can return to work or other routine activities following your in-office appointment. 

Am I a good candidate for treatment with the Pro-Nox nitrous oxide system?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment with the Pro-Nox nitrous oxide system, make an appointment at Greater Hartford Urology Group. Following a physical exam and review of your medical history, your provider can make recommendations that align with your needs.

That said, if you experience medical anxiety or you have a low pain tolerance, you’re probably a good candidate.

Make an appointment at Greater Hartford Urology Group by calling the office or booking online today.