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Preoperative Medicine

Giving Surgical Patients Peace of Mind

Our goal at St. Charles Preoperative Medicine is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive care for surgical patients. Through preoperative examination, testing and assessment, we strive to ensure safe procedures by addressing any existing medical conditions or potential problems that may arise during surgery.

All patients who visit our clinic will be examined by our Preoperative Medicine provider team who will:
  • Review patients' medical history and perform a detailed physical exam
  • Provide instructions for perioperative medication management
  • Initiate necessary preoperative testing
  • Discuss possible perioperative risks and make further recommendations to minimize those risks
  • Consult with subspecialists as necessary
  • Recommend post-operative management of medical issues
There are many reasons to use a preoperative service. Through this process, patients will:
  • Receive a timely, thorough preoperative evaluation and internal medicine consultation
  • Benefit from the Preoperative Medicine team's coordination of preoperative care, lab follow-up and subspecialist consultation
  • Encounter decreased intraoperative cardiac events and decreased pulmonary complications
  • Experience decreased surgery cancellations and/or delays

The Preoperative Medicine team