The benefits of multimodal pain management: 2 ASCs weigh in

Outstanding outcomes and lower costs are the hallmarks of ambulatory surgery centers. However, consistently delivering these results isn't easy, especially for complex procedures such as spinal surgery and joint replacements. To ensure high patient satisfaction and reduce hospital readmissions after such procedures, effective pain management is essential.

Becker's Healthcare recently spoke with four physicians about how pain management protocols in ASCs have evolved as more patients and procedures have shifted to outpatient settings and as the opioid crisis persists. Experts also shared the core components of a successful multimodal pain management program. The ASC surgical and pain management experts tapped for their insights included:
  • Michael Briseño, MD, North Texas Orthopedics and Spine Center (Grapevine, Texas), Texas Health Orthopedic Surgery Center Heritage (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • Jonathan Hyde, MD, Miami Spine Specialists
  • Richard Teames, MD, BSN, Dallas-based Valiant Anesthesia Associates
  • Shane Zamani, MD, Surgery Center at Doral (Fla.)

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