“Regional Anesthesia and Bundled Payments – Opioid-sparing Pain Management for Optimal Outcomes”
Speaker: Sonia Szlyk, MD, Director of Regional Anesthesia, Mid-Atlantic Division, North American Partners in Anesthesia
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe
Watch the recording or download the slides.
This webinar will:
-Discuss Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols for joint replacement
-Review the positive impact of regional anesthesia throughout the episode of care
-Spotlight the key components of successful value-based orthopedic care – length of stay, discharge to home, patient and surgeon satisfaction
About the Speaker:
Sonia Szlyk, MD, is the Director of Regional Anesthesia for North American Partners in Anesthesia’s Mid-Atlantic division. Dr. Szlyk orchestrates an outcomes-based regional anesthesia service focused on patient and surgeon satisfaction, safety, and efficiency. She oversees regional anesthesia quality metrics, billing compliance, strategic growth, and education. Dr. Szlyk specializes in opioid-sparing ERAS protocols for joint replacement, sports medicine, colorectal, general, and cosmetic surgery. Her initiatives highlight the value of regional anesthesia in the evolving era of bundled payments.
Dr. Szlyk served as the Director of Regional Anesthesia at the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Bethesda, MD where she oversaw the design and implementation of anesthesia services as well as AAAHC accreditation. The center’s comprehensive pain management program included ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks and catheters for outpatient knee and hip replacements, and sports medicine procedures.
Dr. Szlyk is a board-certified anesthesiologist. She completed medical school and anesthesia residency at the George Washington University School of Medicine and was a Clinical Instructor in regional anesthesia at Stanford University Hospital.