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What is it like to get twilight anesthesia?

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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: =moderate sedation

We no longer use the term twilight but rather categorize sedation into mild, moderate and deep.
To make it more complicated there are no clear lines defining each stage but rather a continuum where mild is where the pt can respond to verbal questions or commands; moderate is when arousable by physical stimuli ( shaking a shoulder or moderate pain) and deep is where painful stimuli will not awaken

In brief: =moderate sedation

We no longer use the term twilight but rather categorize sedation into mild, moderate and deep.
To make it more complicated there are no clear lines defining each stage but rather a continuum where mild is where the pt can respond to verbal questions or commands; moderate is when arousable by physical stimuli ( shaking a shoulder or moderate pain) and deep is where painful stimuli will not awaken
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
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Dr. Harry Kwak
Anesthesiology

In brief: Sedation

"Twilight" usually describes M.A.
C. anesthesia. It entails varying levels of sedation for a procedure. It does not imply General Anesthesia (loss of consciousness, inability to respond purposely to stimuli). With "twilight" anesthesia, you can expect to receive medication to keep you comfortable during a procedure. These meds help with anxiety, pain, and often lead to a nice sleep-like state.

In brief: Sedation

"Twilight" usually describes M.A.
C. anesthesia. It entails varying levels of sedation for a procedure. It does not imply General Anesthesia (loss of consciousness, inability to respond purposely to stimuli). With "twilight" anesthesia, you can expect to receive medication to keep you comfortable during a procedure. These meds help with anxiety, pain, and often lead to a nice sleep-like state.
Dr. Harry Kwak
Dr. Harry Kwak
Thank