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What is m.A.C. Anesthesia?

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Dr. Angelo Andonakakis
Anesthesiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: MAC anesthesia

Mac is an acronym for monitored anesthesia care.
This implies that the patient is monitored by a board certified anesthesiologist, or board cert. Nurse anesthetist under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. There are varying degrees of sedation, from light, to mod. And deep. This will vary with the complexity of the case, and patient pref.Patient is fully monitored, ecg, bp, capnography, pulse ox.

In brief: MAC anesthesia

Mac is an acronym for monitored anesthesia care.
This implies that the patient is monitored by a board certified anesthesiologist, or board cert. Nurse anesthetist under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. There are varying degrees of sedation, from light, to mod. And deep. This will vary with the complexity of the case, and patient pref.Patient is fully monitored, ecg, bp, capnography, pulse ox.
Dr. Angelo Andonakakis
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Deep sedation

Mac stands for "monitored anesthesia care".
This is where the anesthesiologist will keep you very sedated during a procedure using a variety of drugs, but the sedation will be short of a general anesthetic where you have a tube down your throat breathing for you. You will still be breathing on your own, but unconscious for the procedure. Common drugs used for this are Propofol or versed.

In brief: Deep sedation

Mac stands for "monitored anesthesia care".
This is where the anesthesiologist will keep you very sedated during a procedure using a variety of drugs, but the sedation will be short of a general anesthetic where you have a tube down your throat breathing for you. You will still be breathing on your own, but unconscious for the procedure. Common drugs used for this are Propofol or versed.
Dr. Vineet Choudhry
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: MAC

Monitored anesthesia care, which requires certain monitors, available oxygen , ambu bag and licensed anesthesia provider.

In brief: MAC

Monitored anesthesia care, which requires certain monitors, available oxygen , ambu bag and licensed anesthesia provider.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Dr. Richard Pollard
This is a deeper anesthetic than just sedation. In this case the patient may even proceed into general anesthesia for a brief time.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Mac stands for monitored anesthesia care.
It is a continuum of anesthetic care that goes from slight sedation up until an almost full general anesthetic.

In brief: See below

Mac stands for monitored anesthesia care.
It is a continuum of anesthetic care that goes from slight sedation up until an almost full general anesthetic.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: MAC

Monitored anesthesia care.

In brief: MAC

Monitored anesthesia care.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Janet Wilczak
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: MAC

Monitored anesthesia care.

In brief: MAC

Monitored anesthesia care.
Dr. Janet Wilczak
Dr. Janet Wilczak
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