Dr. Lynne G. Maxwell, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Anesthesiologist | Pediatric Anesthesiology34th Street & Civic Center Blvd Suite 9329 Philadelphia PA, 19104
Dr. Lynne Maxwell practices Pediatric Anesthesiology in Philadelphia, PA. As a pediatric anesthesiologist, Dr. Maxwell treats children who have experienced an illness, injury, or disease that requires surgery or a procedure. Pediatric anesthesiologists are qualified to evaluate complex problems and plan a safe anesthetic for each child. Through special training and experience, pediatric anesthesiologists provide the safest care for infants and children undergoing anesthesia.
Dr. Lynne G. Maxwell, M.D., F.A.A.P.'s Expert Contributions
Do you get general anesthesia for prostate biopsy?
Usually not. READ MORE
What is the longest you can be under anesthesia?
You can safely be under anesthesia for many hours, as long as the surgery takes. There is no limit. READ MORE
Can you be awake during gallbladder surgery?
General anesthesia is required. You can speak to an anesthesiologist in advance to have your questions answered which should allay your fears. READ MORE
What kind of anesthesia is used for endoscopic sinus surgery?
General anesthesia with a breath tube is used for endoscopic sinus surgery. READ MORE
What anesthesia is used for middle ear surgery?
General anesthesia is used for middle ear surgery. READ MORE
Can you be put under anesthesia for laser eye surgery?
Usually local anesthetic not general anesthesia READ MORE
How do they wake you up from anesthesia?
If you have been given gas, it is turned off and it is eliminated through your lungs and you wake up. If you were given an IV sleep medicine like propofol, the amount is reduced and when the level in your blood goes down, you wake up. They don’t decreased the gas or IV medicine until the surgery is finishing. READ MORE
What type of anesthesia is used for vitrectomy?
Usually sedation and nerve block of nerve going to the eye READ MORE
What type of anesthesia is used for knee surgery?
Usually a nerve block with sedation. READ MORE
How do you anesthetize a finger?
There are nerves that run on either side of the finger at the base. A small amount of local anesthetic can be injected on each side and the finger will be numb. READ MORE
Is there an alternative to anesthesia?
Depending on the type of surgery you can have regional anesthesia (epidural or spinal for a leg or abdominal operation), nerve block (for arm or shoulder surgery) and for some surgeries you can have sedation instead of general anesthesia. You can discuss all these alternatives with your anesthesiologist. READ MORE
How do you know if you are allergic to local anesthesia?
There is no way to know before you are given a local anesthetic. If you have gone to the dentist for fillings and were given something to numb your mouth, you have received local anesthesia. there are different types of local anesthetic. You might be allergic to one and not the others. When local anesthetics are given by an anesthesiologist or a dentist, there are medications available to treat any allergic reaction that might occur. Local anesthetic allergies are pretty rare. READ MORE
Does dental anesthesia sedate you completely?
It depends what kind of anesthesia you are given. Nitrous oxide through a nasal mask doesn't make you completely unconscious. Most commonly IV medication such as propofol is used; that makes you unconscious. It is important that there is a qualified person administering the sedation/anesthesia and monitoring its effects, including pulse oximetry. The dentist shouldn't be giving/monitoring the sedation and doing the procedure. READ MORE
How do you give topical anesthesia?
Topical anesthesia is given as a cream (lidocaine cream) or spray, or it may be injected around an injury or prior to surgery. READ MORE
Is regional anesthesia safe?
Yes. Regional anesthesia is safe. Before epidural or spinal anesthesia, platelets and coagulation function are checked because they can't be done if platelets are low or coagulation is abnormal. Peripheral nerve blocks are done with ultrasound and are very safe. If regional anesthesia is planned, your anesthesiologist will explain how it is done and the risks and benefits and answer any questions you may have. READ MORE
Can anesthesia cause long-term anxiety?
Anesthesia itself should not cause long term anxiety but the circumstances for which the anesthetic is given might lead to anxiety (fears about surgery and diagnosis, pain). READ MORE
Can you get anesthesia if you have heart problems?
Whether you can have anesthesia depends on the kind and severity of the heart problem you have. Some problems like a minor heart murmur do not pose a risk, but others like congestive heart failure or some arrythmias increase risk. If you have heart problems you should have an evaluation by the anesthesia team to assess your risk for anesthesia. READ MORE
Can you have an epidural while on blood thinners?
No, you can't have an epidural while on blood thinners because there is a risk of bleeding and pressure in the epidural space. READ MORE
Is local anesthesia safe for adolescents?
Yes. Local anesthesia is safe for adolescents. The surgeon can give local anesthesia in the wound at the end of the procedure or the anesthesiologist can do a nerve block either at the beginning or the end of the procedure. Local anesthesia can be given along with general anesthesia or with intravenous sedation. If sedation is given, the patient is usually breathing on their own with some supplemental oxygen through a face mask or nasal cannula. Sometimes an oral premedication (Versed) is given before the start of anesthesia or sedation to decrease anxiety. READ MORE
Can anesthesia cause an irregular heartbeat?
Yes anesthesia can cause an irregular heartbeat but some anesthetics (gases) cause arrhythmias more than others (IV anesthetics like propofol). This is more common in people who have a prior history of arrhythmias. Not common in healthy patients. Patients with history of arrhythmias would be given anesthetics with a lower likelihood of causing irregular heartbeat. READ MORE
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Get to know Anesthesiologist Dr. Lynne G. Maxwell, who serves patients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Maxwell is an attending anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). CHOP is the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since its start in 1855, CHOP has been the birthplace for countless breakthroughs and dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. Built on a foundation of delivering safe, high-quality, family-centered care, the Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives.
Dr. Maxwell is also a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Maxwell’s areas of expertise include anesthesia for fetal surgery, difficult airway management, postoperative pain management, regional anesthetic techniques, and sedation safety in infants and children.
Dr. Maxwell received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She then went on to complete her residency in pediatrics and her residency in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. She also completed her fellowship in anesthesia and obstetric anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
Dr. Maxwell is board-certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is also board-certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Maxwell is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).
Anesthesiology, anaesthesiology, anaesthesia or anaesthetics is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during, and after surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine, and pain medicine. Anesthesiologists have the primary responsibility of monitoring the patient’s vital signs during surgery. In addition to basic measurements such as pulse, blood pressure and temperature, anesthesiologists also measure the patient’s respiration.
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