Overview of Perioperative Service
The Division of General Internal Medicine runs two half day clinics per week dedicated to the care of pre-operative patients with internal medicine problems. The service sees patients for risk assessment and optimization prior to surgery. Clinics are run at the HDH PSS, in parallel to anesthesia, to facilitate discussion regarding complex cases. In addition, high-risk patients are identified for inpatient post-operative follow-up by the GIM consult service. Senior trainees in GIM participate in the clinics as part of their Royal College requirements.