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Our Mission

Offering an in-house, physician-owned Ambulatory Surgery Center allows us to provide minimally invasive procedures in an effective, convenient, and safe out-patient environment. Our skilled providers and professional clinical staff are eager to serve patients by providing the highest quality care while utilizing the latest technology. Since 2015, we have had the privilege to serve thousands of patients from the surrounding community. Our mission is to provide hope to those in pain. 

Our team

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J. Sorin Ispirescu, MD

Board-Certified Pain Management

Board-Certified Anesthesiology

DR. ISPIRESCU is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained pain management physician. He trained with top experts in the field of pain medicine at UC San Diego, where he completed both his anesthesiology residency and pain management fellowship. Dr. Ispirescu is passionate about looking at the whole person when treating pain, utilizing a combination of the latest and most advanced therapies, along with a holistic, integrative approach. As part of his pain management fellowship, Dr. Ispirescu trained in all aspects of pain management and has developed expertise in spinal cord stimulation (SCS), ultrasound-guided injection therapy, as well as lifestyle medicine. He is also now offering the latest and most advanced treatments using stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, promoting natural healing and restoration. This has allowed him to effectively treat some of the most challenging pain conditions, where others had given up.

As founder of Idaho Pain Clinic and co-founder of Pain Clinic of Spokane, Dr. Ispirescu and his team have worked tirelessly to put together one of the region’s only true multi-disciplinary programs, incorporating the most advanced minimally-invasive pain management treatments, along with medication management, nutrition counseling, physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and psychological services. Dr. Ispirescu and his team are also actively involved in genetic research in one of the most promising and exciting areas, using genomics to identify and guide the most effective treatment options for each individual patient.

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Michael Mazzilli, MD

Board-Certified Pain Management

Board-Certified Anesthesiology

Dr. Mazzilli is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained pain management physician. He trained in the Navy, beginning with Medical School at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD.  He completed both his anesthesiology residency and pain management fellowship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, VA.  After a 31-year career in the Navy, he worked for Kaiser Permanente for 5 years.


Dr. Mazzilli is passionate about helping people manage chronic pain by utilizing a multidisciplinary, multimodal approach.  He specifically enjoys performing interventions that help patients with their overall health maintenance, including exercise, physical therapy, maintaining ideal body weight, and being tobacco-free.  Dr. Mazzilli is excited to have recently moved to the beautiful Sandpoint area.  He enjoys spending time with his family participating in outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, and boating.  He also likes to play electric guitar.


Kathy Lowery ADN, CCRN

Associate's Degree in Nursing

Critical Care Registered Nurse

Kathy Lowery is the head nurse at the Sandpoint Surgery Center. Obtaining her ADN in 1988 then her CCRN in 2005, Kathy has 30+ years in nursing. She received her degree from San Diego at Grossmont College. She traveled a lot during her nursing career and worked in 7 states specializing as a critical care nurse in the ICU and the emergency department.


Born and raised in San Diego – Kathy has an amazing husband and four children, as well as four grandchildren. She moved to the Inland Northwest because of its beauty and kind culture. In her spare time, she loves to garden and hike. Animal Rescue is also an avid hobby of hers and her husband. Sandpoint Surgery Center is proud to have Kathy as part of the Nursing team.

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ashley Holden

Sandpoint Surgery Center Administrator 

Marketing Coordinator 

Ashley is responsible for managing the daily operations of the facilities' surgery center to streamline patient care. On a typical day, Ashley may be involved in organizing facility records, attending board meetings, keeping up with new practice regulations, and communicating with physicians and surgical staff.

​Ashley is a young professional, passionate about her work. She has more than 10 combined years of experience in Health Care management and marketing. Raised in Ocean City, Md, Ashley attended Stephen Decatur High School but received her diploma from Mandeville High School in New Orleans, LA. Ashley received her associate's degree at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, MD with a specialty in business. Her newest accomplishment is a certification in behavioral therapy.

Ashley, her husband Alphonso, and their 2 daughters Addison and Adrianna live in Sandpoint, Idaho. She enjoys her time away from work by cooking and enjoying the great outdoors.

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