What is a preoperative evaluation?
A preoperative, or preop, evaluation is a specialized assessment completed before you undergo surgery. Your surgeon usually requires a preop evaluation once your surgery is planned. Some surgeons require that your preop evaluation takes place before scheduling your surgery.
The preop evaluation ensures you have the best possible surgical outcomes, by:
A preop evaluation completed within 30 days before your surgery ensures your surgical team that they have the most up-to-date information when planning and performing your surgery.
What does a preop evaluation entail?
Your preop evaluation includes a physical exam and any diagnostic testing requested by your surgeon. Your provider at Bethesda Immediate Care also takes time to collect valuable information about your health status, including:
Your provider also determines what services you may need during your rehabilitation period, such as home health, physical therapy, or wound care.
What diagnostic testing takes place during a preop evaluation?
The team at Bethesda Immediate Care orders any testing needed to get a clear picture of your health and anything else your surgeon requests.
Preop diagnostic testing includes:
Your provider works closely with your surgeon to ensure they have all the information they need to implement your surgical treatment plan.
How can I prepare for my surgery?
Your provider at Bethesda Immediate Care makes recommendations to you and your surgeon that may reduce your risks during and after surgery.
These recommendations may include:
Your preoperative evaluation is important for reducing risks, planning for care, and improving your postsurgery outcomes. The providers at Bethesda Immediate Care ensure you are as prepared as possible for your surgery and your recovery.
For preoperative evaluation, call or book an appointment online with Bethesda Immediate Care.