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MAC stands for 'Monitored Anesthesia Care'. During a MAC anesthetic you are given medication to make you drowsy and to control your pain yet, you are awake enough to breath on your own. Depending on the procedure and your preferences, a MAC anesthetic may mean that you are only slightly drowsy to almost fully asleep. You can be confident that our anesthesia team will give you the amount of medication needed to keep you relaxed and pain-free.