-TWILIGHT-ANESTHESIA" is an extraordinarily safe
form of anesthesia that is totally different from the
more complex, general anesthesia. This technique does
not use any tubes down the throat, nor gases pumped into
the lungs, thus obviating the dangers usually associated
with general anesthesia.
Local twilight anesthesia consists of a sleeping pill
taken 15 minutes before entering the operating room. An
intravenous line of Valium and Demerol is then given to
the patient, making them relaxed and sleepy. After the
patient is sleeping, a small injection to the face is
given to freeze the area being operated upon. The patient
is unaware of anything going on and cannot hear anything.
At the end of the procedure the patient can be simply
woken up by shaking their shoulder and whispering their
name in their ear. The elegance of the technique is illustrated
by the fact that the patient awakes calmly, without nausea
and walks out of the operating room into the recovery
area immediately following the operation.
Dr. Sachs has used this technique in over 40,000 operations
without a single anesthetic complication.
All anesthesia is administered by a board certified anesthesiologist.