ChristianaCare’s new Center for Surgical Optimization helps to make sure everyone involved in your care has all of the information needed for a safe and successful surgery. This includes your surgeon, your specialists, your primary care physician, and the doctors, nurses and staff who will care for you while you are in the hospital.
Once you are scheduled for surgery, you may receive a phone call from a ChristianaCare pre-op nurse who will ask you several screening questions. The answers you provide will give your surgeon and medical team important information as they plan your care.
If we need more information about your health to help prepare for your surgery, you may receive a second phone call from a staff assistant with the Center for Surgical Optimization program to schedule an appointment with our specially trained team.
Your 45-minute appointment may be held in-person, by phone or by video visit. A support person is welcome to join in-person phone or video appointments.
Please know that you may be sent for additional lab tests. A member of our team may call you to follow-up on needed lab work and tests.
Your Center for Surgical Optimization team will share information from your appointment with your primary care physician, specialists and surgeon to ensure you are ready for surgery and to equip them with all of the information they need to provide the best possible care.