I had my third ablation for flutter this week. As he wanted to do it before it was resolved with drugs and for a few other reasons he decided to go with sedation and morphine etc. He is a top man in this field and I have total confidence in him. I asked him before we started if the actual ablating hurts, and he said, I won't lie to you, yes. I didn't even feel the local in the groin or the rest, but the actual ablating I found very painful, despite him telling the one on the cannula to add more morphine each time. Don't know if I was sensitive because I was nervous despite sedation, but I have always been told I have a high pain threshold. If I had to do it that way again, of course I'd have to suck it up, but would much prefer a GA. I've had no pain in the groin and just feel very tired.
Just saying that was my experience.