This type of sedation falls into the category of conscious sedation, even though patients may not remember the procedure and sleep through part or all of the process. This type of sedation uses medications like Propofol, Fentanyl or Versed. Our team administers the medicine through a needle inserted into a vein.
This method doesn’t require anesthesia gas, intubation or a respirator because patients breathe on their own. However, we employ a board-certified or board-eligible anesthesiologist to monitor our patients using IV sedation for added safety.
Since patients may feel “woozy or drunk” they are advised to avoid big decisions after twilight sedation and must have someone drive them home. Usually paired with tumescent anesthesia, this type of sedation is used for several procedures.