Your surgeon has referred you to Gillette’s Presurgical Patient Assessment and Risk Evaluation (PrePARE) Program.
What Is PrePARE?
We created PrePARE to identify and address health issues that might complicate your surgery or your recovery after surgery. During these evaluations we learn important information that we’ll share with your surgeon so we can provide the best care for you before and after surgery.
When Do I Make My Appointment?
Your first PrePARE appointment should happen as soon as we’re able to meet with you, ideally at least eight weeks before your surgery. Our scheduling team will help you make an appointment with one of Gillette’s pediatricians or adult medicine physicians.
What Will Happen at My Appointment?
Our PrePARE pediatrician or adult medicine physician will review your past medical history and evaluate your current health. During this appointment the physician will identify any risk factors that might affect your surgery or your recovery after surgery. Then, we’ll work together to develop a plan to address any risk factors.
Your PrePARE appointment will last 90 minutes to two hours. Please bring copies of your medical records from your other health care provider(s) and an updated medicine list.
This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your health care providers. If you have any questions, talk with your doctor or others on your health care team. If you are a Gillette patient with urgent questions or concerns, please contact Telehealth Nursing at 651-229-3890.