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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2019

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ties. Interscalene blocks are being used to increase patient comfort after notoriously painfully shoulder surgeries. The erector spinae plane block, a type of interfascial plane block, is an exciting development in regional anesthesia that could replace transverse abdominis plane (TAP) blocks and quadratus lumborum (QL) blocks for outpatient procedures performed at the thorax and abdomen, including breast surgeries and hysterectomies. Pushing forward Anesthesiologists continue to revolutionize outpatient care by leading efforts to accelerate recoveries and enhance outcomes. Even patients who undergo procedures that have become standard in the ambulatory setting are being discharged sooner, healthier and in less pain. Every member of the patient care team contributes to optimal outcomes, to be sure, but look no further than the head of the surgical table for the providers who are leading efforts to bring more advanced cases to your facility's ORs. OSM Dr. Joshi (girish.joshi@utsouthwestern.edu) is a professor of anesthesiolo- gy and pain management at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and past president of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA). 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 9 On Point OP

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