Twilight Anesthesia

Definition - What does Twilight Anesthesia mean?

Twilight anesthesia, formally known as conscious sedation or moderate anesthesia, is used to describe the type of anesthesia where the patient is in a half-conscious state and allows them to be comfortable and feel no pain during specific, usually minor, surgical or medical procedures, such as a colonoscopy, some types of biopsies and dental procedures. Yet, the medical community hasn't agreed about a universal meaning of these terms, so far.

TheConsultation explains Twilight Anesthesia

Twilight anesthesia is a safe and practical anesthetic approach. During its process, the anesthetist administers a complimentary combination of pain and sedating drugs as well as intravenous fluids. The patient remains breathing on their own without any interventions to maintain the airway to be necessary.

The patient typically falls into a semi-conscious sleep. However, they remain arousal and can hear and complies with commands. The patient may or may not recall the procedure. This type of anesthesia can be used either in an outpatient setting or in the hospital.

Share this: