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NAPA's Dr. Sonia Szlyk Explores Regional Anesthesia in the Era of Value-Based Care at the Orthopaedic Summit 2016

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - December 01, 2016) - North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) announced today that Director of Regional Anesthesia for NAPA's mid-Atlantic region, Sonia Szlyk, MD will serve as a featured speaker at the Orthopaedic Summit 2016: Evolving Techniques -- Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery & Arthroplasty. Dr. Szlyk will be presenting four lectures related to regional anesthesia over the course of the premier conference, which is attended by over 1,000 healthcare providers. This is the fourth consecutive year she will serve as a featured speaker at the event, which will be held December 7-10, 2016 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV.

"Anesthesiologists and orthopedists are collaborating to deliver optimal patient care within an evolving value-based environment," said Dr. Szlyk. "Regional anesthesia is integral to our success and has improved the patient experience by minimizing the need for narcotics, facilitating early physical therapy, and enabling more patients to discharge to home after surgery, rather than to acute care facilities."

Information related to Dr. Szlyk's presentations are as follows:

Podium Presentation: New Techniques in Hip Anesthesia: Blocks and More Surprises

Wednesday, December 7

In this presentation, Dr. Szlyk will discuss the latest regional anesthesia modalities integral to enhanced recovery after surgery protocols for total hip replacement and hip arthroscopy.

Podium Presentation: Debunking Dogma: Regional Anesthesia for ACL Surgery: Danger or Safety?

Thursday, December 8

During this presentation, Dr. Szlyk will focus on the ultrasound-guided adductor canal block as an optimal pain management technique for ACL repair.

Podium Presentation: Ultrasound-guided Nerve Blocks for Outpatient Surgery

Friday, December 9

Dr. Szlyk will explore regional anesthesia techniques that facilitate more complex cases to be performed on an outpatient basis and improve OR efficiency -- all while offering patients the pain management they deserve.

Symposium Presentation: Pain Management for Shoulder and Knee Surgery in the Era of Bundled Payments: Key Concepts and a Recipe for Success

Friday, December 9, 12:18-1:18 PM

Dr. Szlyk will highlight how regional anesthesia improves the patient experience, minimizes opioid-exposure and enables positive outcomes in a bundled payment program. This is a co-lecture with Dr. Hany Elrashidy, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee surgery. Dr. Elrashidy will explore case studies related to his patients' experiences with regional anesthesia.

Sonia Szlyk, MD has served as a clinical instructor in regional anesthesia at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, CA. She is an accomplished lecturer and educator specializing in ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks and catheters with specialization in pain management modalities for joint replacement, sports medicine, general and cosmetic surgery. She is board-certified in anesthesiology and an active member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

The 2016 Orthopaedic Summit is the premier gathering of sports medicine, total joint, and arthroscopic orthopaedists across the globe. The three and a half day event will feature the latest cutting-edge techniques in arthroscopy and sports medicine, knee, shoulder, foot & ankle and hip Rheumatologic Institute repair.

For more information on Orthopaedic Summit 2016, click here.

About North American Partners in Anesthesia
As a clinician-led organization, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is redefining healthcare, delivering unsurpassed excellence to its partners and patients every day. In three decades, NAPA has grown to become one of the nation's leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management companies, serving more than one million patients annually in more than 200 healthcare facilities throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast. Our highly skilled teams of clinicians participate in groundbreaking leadership development and customer service training programs to deliver optimal results to patients, surgeons, healthcare administrators and staff. Through our exceptional perioperative leadership, research, innovations and state-of-the-art technologies, NAPA offers real solutions driven by evidence-based outcomes to dramatically accelerate operational efficiencies, increase satisfaction ratings and enhance safety and profitability. For more information, please visit NAPAanesthesia.com.

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