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Pre-operative Screening at FMH


Patients scheduled for surgery at FMH can have their pre-operative physical exams, pre-op education, medication inventories, lab tests, chest X-rays and EKGs completed at one location. Cardiac consults can also be arranged.

“When a patient is scheduled for surgery, it’s important to be sure they are healthy enough for the operation. Thorough pre-operative screening is the best way to ensure that patients understand the procedure, have the appropriate tests done to assure their safety, and know what they can do to assure the most positive outcome.” – Lila Beaulieu, Director of FMH Perioperative Services

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Patients scheduled for surgery at FMH now have another option for obtaining their Pre-operative screening. The FMH Pre-Op Clinic at 850 Oak Street in Frederick is open!
  • Pre-operative appointments are made by the surgeon’s office when scheduling the procedure, preferably one week prior to the surgery date. Results are copied to the surgeon’s office.
  • Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday between 10:00 A.M. and 6:30 P.M. in a separate section of the FMH Immediate Care facility at 850 Oak Street in Frederick.
  • A medical professional will take the patient’s medical history, inventory their medications, assess risk factors, treat any conditions that are relevant to surgical readiness and track the results of tests the surgeon may have ordered.
  • Patients receive A Guide to Surgery at FMH, which contains detailed instructions on how to prepare for their procedure. A Perioperative Services RN educates the patient about preparing for surgery or what to expect.

“Patients can work with their surgeon to plan their pre-op screening,” said Lila Beaulieu, FMH Director of Perioperative Services. “What matters most is that they go into their surgery with a clear understanding of the procedure, and what they can do to assure that their recovery is rapid and complete.”