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Quality health care means doing the right thing the first time and every time. As part of our commitment to quality, we have created the surgical optimization center (SOC) to prepare you and your surgical care team before your surgery. Our focus is improving patient safety and surgical outcomes. To ensure your safety and recovery, it is vital to have you as physically "fit" as possible prior to your procedure. Your fitness level, preoperatively, will enhance your recovery and get you back to work and your life faster.
Our focus is improving patient safety and surgical outcomes.
The goal of “optimizing” your health prior to surgery is to minimize your risk of postoperative complications, decrease length of stay in the hospital, reduce unplanned re-admissions and enhance your overall health and surgical experience. By optimizing your health prior to surgery this may also prevent delays or cancellation of your surgery. It is also to provide a surgical care plan for the patient, surgeon, anesthesiologist, surgical team, and primary care provider. Optimization also includes patient education to help answer questions and reduce anxiety about your upcoming procedure.
You and the SOC team will work together to create a plan for your surgery. This plan will guide you and everyone who cares for you before and during surgery.
Your personal plan will include:
Watch the video below with Adam Edlund, MD, to learn more information about how the Corewell Health Surgical Optimization Center may be right for you and your family.
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