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Maggie Jeffries, MD

Anesthesiologist

200 Valleywood Drive Suite B300 The Woodlands TX, 77380

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Maggie Jeffries received her anesthesia training at Johns Hopkins University and following graduation, became an Assistant Professor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  During that time, she was an active contributor to diverse areas of research and is a published author in several national journals.  In private practice since 2010, Dr. Jeffries specializes in ophthalmic anesthesia in outpatient centers performing over 12,000 procedures/year.  Her breadth of experience encompasses ophthalmic blocks as well as anesthetic techniques for cataract, vitreoretinal, strabismus, glaucoma, and oculoplastic surgeries.  Dr. Jeffries has presented her research on the MKO (Midalzoam/Ketamine/Ondansetron) Melt at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and frequently lectures on the topic of sedation and blocks for ophthalmic surgery.  

Dr. Jeffries is managing partner at her practice, Avanti Anesthesia PA and is also co-owner and medical director for MindBalance Infusions, a patient-first, ketamine-assistend psychotherapy clinic with a unique, holistic approach to healing.

https://mindbalanceinfusions.com/

https://www.avantianesthesia.net/

Education and Training

Drexel College of Medicine MD 2003

Johns Hopkins Hospital Residency 2007

Board Certification

American Board of Anesthesiology

Provider Details

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Maggie Jeffries, MD
Maggie Jeffries, MD's Expert Contributions
  • Help I Am Scared

    It is totally understandable to be scared of going under anesthesia to surgery. Anesthesia is very safe and the incidence of people not waking up is very low. I would encourage you to discuss these concerns with your anesthesiologist on the day of surgery or before that if you have a preoperative appointment with an anesthesia preoperative assessment clinic. The anesthesia department can also have someone call you to discuss your personal risk factors for this happening, if any. Sometimes your anesthesia technique can be modified to avoid full general anesthesia but this depends on your surgery and your surgeon. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Ketamine Infusion TherapyOphthalmic Anesthesia and Blocks

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Medical Association  
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists  
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists  
  • Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society  
  • American Medical Association  

Internships

  • Drexel University

Professional Society Memberships

  • Board Member Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society, Assistant Professor Assistant Professor MD Anderson Cancer Center

What do you attribute your success to?

  • She feels lucky that she has such a supportive and loving family. Her role models are her parents her mother was stay at home mom who got accepted into prestigious college but choose to stay home and raise her , she always wanted to make them proud. Hardwork

Maggie Jeffries, MD's Practice location

Mind Balance Infusions

200 Valleywood Drive Suite B300 -
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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Get to know Anesthesiologist Dr. Maggie Jeffries, who serves patients in Texas.

A highly-trained anesthesiologist, Dr. Jeffries is Managing Partner at her practice, Avanti Anesthesia PA in Houston, Texas. She is also Co-Owner & Medical Director of Mind Balance Infusions, a patient-first, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy clinic with a unique, holistic approach to healing.

Dr. Jeffries graduated with her medical degree from Drexel College of Medicine in 2003. She then completed her anesthesia training at Johns Hopkins University, during which she served as the Resident Member of the ACGME Residency Review Committee, chaired by Mark Warner, MD. Anesthesiology is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during, and after surgery. 

Following graduation, she became an Assistant Professor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where she specialized in anesthesia for neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatrics.  During that time, she was an active contributor to diverse areas of research and is a published author in several national journals.

In private practice since 2010, Dr. Jeffries specializes in ophthalmic anesthesia in outpatient surgical centers where over 12,000 procedures are performed each year. Her breadth of experience encompasses ophthalmic blocks as well as anesthetic techniques and preoperative evaluation for cataract, vitreoretinal, strabismus, glaucoma, and oculoplastic surgeries.  

As an invited speaker both internationally and domestically, Dr. Jeffries has had the pleasure of speaking at the Hospital Moinhos de Vento in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and at the 34th Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology in Cancun, Mexico. She regularly speaks at the Annual Meetings of Kiawah Eye, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society, to name a few. Dr. Jeffries has also presented her research on the MKO (Midazolam/Ketamine/Ondansetron) Melt at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Taking pride in providing high-quality, patient-centric care, Dr. Jeffries is Board-Certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and participates in the Maintenance of Certification program. As the certifying body for Anesthesiologists since 1938, the ABA is committed to partnering with physicians to advance lifelong learning and exceptional patient care. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology.

In order to stay up to date and involved in her field, Dr. Jeffries remains an active member of and contributor to numerous state and national medical societies including the Texas Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society (Board Member and current President), the American Medical Association, the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society (Board Member and current Vice-President), and the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (Ophthalmic Anesthesia committee member).

More recently, Dr. Jeffries has developed an interest in the use of Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy as a treatment for disorders like depression, PTSD, OCD, chronic pain, and more by acting on the brain’s glutamate production levels. Glutamate is a crucial messenger for brain activity. Ketamine, a classical psychedelic and anesthetic compound in wide use since 1970, boosts the production of glutamate, which in turn allows for the development of new neural pathways and the repair of old ones. These unique and improved connections enable the brain to process information and experiences in new ways, leading to rapid recovery from a broad swathe of mental health conditions

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