Preoperative and Postoperative Assessments

Surgical patients can increase their chances of successful outcomes with a comprehensive assessment before and after surgery.

Preoperative assessment will help determine whether you meet the criteria recommended by your surgeon for optimal recovery. If you don’t, we can design a plan to get you there.

Postoperative assessment will help ensure you return to the best possible level of functioning as soon as possible.

What is a preoperative or postoperative assessment?

A preoperative assessment takes place before surgery to help the patient prepare for the operation and recovery. A postoperative assessment takes place after surgery to determine the effects of the operation and help the patient get back to their usual level of functioning.

Common elements of pre- and post-surgery assessments are:

  • strength
  • endurance
  • range of motion
  • cardiovascular fitness
  • weight and overall health

What are the benefits of a preoperative or postoperative assessment?

A comprehensive assessment before and after surgery provides important information to guide your recovery.

Benefits include:

  • reduced swelling and inflammation
  • improved recovery time and better outcomes
  • lower risk of complications during or after surgery

Your preoperative or postoperative assessment will help the team at Main Street Health design the best possible surgery rehabilitation program for your specific needs.

Increase your chances of a full and speedy recovery from surgery — book a comprehensive assessment with our multi-disciplinary team.

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