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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - OR Excellence Program Preview - June 2017

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J U N E 2 0 1 7 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 3 9 A talented anesthesiologist can make everyone at your facility look better. After all, most patients only know that despite their fears and anxiety, the pain turned out to be not so bad, and that this time they had no nausea! Those are the keys, says Gregory V. Hickman, MD, the medical director and anesthesia director of the Andrews Ambulatory Surgery Center in Gulf Breeze, Fla. If you can manage pain and nausea, you can do almost any case in an outpatient setting. Practitioners who understand innovative regional techniques, he says, are the key to keeping not only patients happy, but also your surgeons, administrators and staff. • Why regional? At Andrews, we've done more than 25,000 blocks in the last 10 years. Our regional Medical director of the famed Andrews Ambulatory Surgery Center in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Co-founder of the popular ultra- sound-guided regional anesthesia education website, blockjocks.com. Has 27 years of experience special- izing in regional anesthesia and post-op pain man- agement. Gregory V. Hickman, MD Anesthesia Service That Delights Surgeons and Patients A regional skill set, an aggressive approach and continuity are the keys to a good provider. practice is what helped us be so successful. Especially in the orthope- dic world, there's much more you can do with good regional anesthesia. You can basically go from head to toe: shoulders, hands, elbows, knees, feet, ankles and hips. And now people are doing total joints all over the country in outpatient set- tings. You've got to be able to manage the pain to be able to get those

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