All 4 of my endoscopies were done sedated with Versed. I can't imagine being awake during the procedure, especially if biopsies were taken. I usually received a full report from the GI doc with the results from the procedure. I then would call with questions after reading the report.
Ye biopsies hurt, in my second endoscopy they took about
4 from my esophagus and for one of them I actually let out a muffled scream lol.
I prefer it unsedated though just so I can walk out afterwards, and in the end the endoscopy is nothing compared to bad heartburn and gastritis episodes!