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Pre-Surgery Optimization Program


The Orthopedic Surgery Department at Beverly Hospital is pleased to offer our Pre-Surgery Optimization Program, an innovative, specially designed program to optimize the results of our patients’ orthopedic surgery procedures.

Whether you are having outpatient surgery or a more extensive procedure, our program can help ensure you are as healthy as possible prior to your surgery – which can lead to a successful recovery and better surgical outcomes.

How the Program Works

Once your surgery is scheduled, you will be contacted by a specially trained nurse who will review your health status, personal needs and any factors that might affect your surgery, recovery and/or wound healing. If we identify any issues, we will work to resolve them prior to your operation.

If necessary, we will schedule an appointment for you with our optimization specialist. The appointment will include:

  • Your required preoperative labs and diagnostics
  • A review of your medical history and medications
  • A pre-surgery physical exam that you otherwise would need to have done by your primary care provider

We share your results with your personal physician(s) so that all of your providers are kept up to date on your health and your surgery.

We customize our program for each person and situation, with an emphasis on successful outcomes and avoiding complications to promote a speedy recovery. Our goal is to ensure that every patient is as healthy and fully prepared as possible for their surgical procedure.

The Pre-Surgery Optimization Program is another example of Beverly Hospital’s commitment to personalized care and our holistic approach to medical treatment.

Benefits of the Pre-Surgery Optimization Program

Here are some examples of how this program can help:

  • If you have a heart condition that could pose a risk during surgery, we will coordinate care with your cardiology expert to ensure your heart is as healthy as possible for your procedure.
  • If you will need some help at home after your surgery, such as a visiting nurse, we will make sure you have resources available.
  • If you are anxious about your surgery or have questions, we can provide answers and reassurance.
  • If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or asthma, we can help ensure that it is well controlled before you undergo your procedure and that the appropriate post-operative care is in place to ensure it does not impact your recovery.
  • If you are a smoker, we can help connect you to resources to help you reduce your smoking prior to surgery.

Efficiency and Safety Are Key

By completing all testing at the hospital, we can avoid any delays in obtaining results and ensure that all team members have the necessary information readily available to coordinate the best care for you during your surgery.

In addition, seeing you before surgery can help us identify if you are a candidate for accelerated discharge, in which certain healthy patients can be discharged earlier to recover in the comfort of their own home.

If you are scheduled for orthopedic surgery at Beverly Hospital, you don’t need to do anything. One of our Pre-Surgery Optimization Program nurses will be in touch.