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Perioperative Medicine

Perioperative Medicine Patient Care

The Perioperative team at HSS evaluates every patient scheduled for surgery and creates an individualized “Risk Assessment” plan based on his or her health issues.

A comprehensive plan is then constructed to optimize the health of the patient before, during, and after surgery including a safe and smooth discharge from the hospital. Guidelines have been developed to ensure all physicians have access to up to date information on patient care recommendations.

Patients at HSS also have access to a wide range of materials to help them understand the role of Perioperative Medicine in their care and help them prepare for their hospitalization.

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Understanding Perioperative Care

The focus of Perioperative care involves a patient’s medical readiness and comfort, as well as the coordination and quality of his or her care before and after surgery.

Diet and Nutrition Guidelines
Diet and Nutrition

Maintaining a healthy weight and diet before and after surgery helps reduce the risk of complications and ensure a speedy recovery. Our HSS Weight Management team is available for consultation, and the below resources can help you prepare:

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Case Management: Discharge Planning

HSS case managers are dedicated to addressing the needs of adult and pediatric patients.