We are here to answer all your questions for the PreOp Center. 

Faqs about Preop Center by Nuhope

Patient Risk Evaluation and Optimization Program

The assessment is specifically designed to help identify factors known to impact your pain and develop a specific plan to those characteristics. The evaluation functions as a “pain clearance,” just like a surgical clearance is obtained from other providers, like cardiologists or doctors. The assessment also helps identify alternative treatments for pain, while also helping patients reduce or eliminate opioid use as their pain improves.

You will receive a pain plan in the event there are abnormal findings in the PREOP™ Assessment. Treatment options will also be offered to you. Additionally, participation in an outpatient program may help reduce the overall cost of care as well as the risks of readmission, reoperation, and infection.

The assessment is now considered the new gold standard for preoperative care – a pain clearance and multidisciplinary program that is designed to address physical and mental barriers to optimal outcomes.

Yes, but they are not the same. PREOP is the evaluation before your surgery. If we find that you are needing additional assistance after surgery, we will recommend the NuHope Recovering.

Yes. 24 hours after same-day surgery a medical care team member will call to check on you.

Yes. Our Medical Care Team is on call 24/7 Seven days a week to make sure you are recovering comfortably.

Elective surgery is a procedure that is usually scheduled in advance because it does not involve a true medical emergency. There is a wide range of procedures that can be considered elective. Most surgeries fall into this category.

Some surgeries are done on an outpatient basis where you don’t need to stay in the hospital and are able to return home the same day. Others require brief or extended hospital stays. Our team will go over what you can expect so you can be well informed and engage your family and friends in any help you might need while you’re away from home.

This is perhaps one of the most important questions to ask. Certain operations can come with some degree of complication, ranging from minor to high risk. If your doctor has recommended surgery, it’s likely because the long-term benefits outweigh any associated risk.

The best preparation starts well before your surgery. It’s also important to understand how you’ll feel after surgery and into your recovery. Our team will guide you every step of the way.

The answer to this very much depends on your medical condition and on the procedure itself. Our care team will provide you with a roadmap of what you can expect, as well as guidance on the next steps such as physical and/or occupational therapy.