The perioperative period is a term used to describe the three distinct phases of any surgical procedure, which includes the preoperative phase, the intraoperative phase, and the postoperative phase.
The prevention and treatment of medical complications requires a broader approach than we often currently take for the care of the surgical patient.
At Comprehensive Wellness, we meet with patients who are planning to undergo elective surgery up to three months before the planned procedure to ensure that we optimize their safety. We work closely with their surgeon and primary care physician to address and resolve potential obstacles to a successful surgery and recovery.
Our clinical team knows that we can deliver a better patient experience, as well as a more efficient elective care pathway, that leads to the delivery of the best possible quality of care for patients.
Exercise and diet alone often fails to effectively treat people with extreme obesity. In such cases, bariatric surgery may be performed to help patients lose weight. Evidence suggests that bariatric surgery may lower death rates and health complications for patients with severe obesity, especially when coupled with healthy diet and lifestyle changes after surgery.
At Comprehensive Wellness, we coordinate the appropriate testing and screening required by insurance companies to clear patients for bariatric surgery. We work closely with bariatric surgeons to educate and support patients throughout the process. Our clinicians are committed to long-term patient support that does not end with surgery. Individual and group nutritional and counseling and support are available, as needed, for the long-term success and well being of our patients.