Perioperative Clinic Questions and Answers
Why do I need to go to the Perioperative Clinic before my surgery?
Your surgeon has referred you to the Perioperative Clinic to ensure the best outcome for you during surgery and recovery.
All patients who are scheduled to have surgery or a procedure requiring anesthesia should undergo an evaluation before the procedure to be sure they have no hidden issues that could increase risk.
The Perioperative Clinic serves as a single point to gather your personal medical history and help be sure your history and medical record are accurate. The goal will help improve your safety and your surgery experience.
What should I expect at my Perioperative Clinic visit?
The clinic will obtain a comprehensive medical evaluation to see if there are any other issues that need attention before your surgery. We will work with your Primary Care provider on any issues that may need addressed before surgery. We want to be sure you are in the best possible condition before you have surgery, which helps ensure the best outcome.
Will my Primary Care Provider know I am seen in the Perioperative Clinic?
Yes. We will work with your doctor or provider and they will also receive a detailed report about your visit with us.
Will my surgeon be aware of the Perioperative Clinic assessment?
When we have completed your evaluation and determined you are ready for surgery, your surgeon will get a detailed report. This report will include a summary of your past and current medical issues and will provide any specific measures that may need to be taken during surgery. This report will also be available to your anesthesiologist and any hospital physicians who take care of you during your hospital stay.
Is there a fee for the Perioperative Clinic visit?
The clinic fee is the same co-pay you would have a primary care office visit.