In partnership with the Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center, the Patient Optimization program works to lower surgical and improve surgery results. Based at Memorial Medical Center, we offer a comprehensive, customized approach to give you with the safest, highest-quality care before, during and after your surgery.
The Patient Optimization program is a multi-week individualized treatment plan to prepare you for your orthopedic surgery. You will have expert medical, lifestyle, physical and nutritional specialists – all within the Memorial Health System family.
Evidence demonstrates that being overweight, having poorly controlled blood sugar, and smoking can greatly increase risks of postoperative complications and poorer outcomes following surgery. Discuss options with your surgeon to see if the Optimization Program will help you reach these targeted goals:
- BMI (body mass index) less than 40
- HgA1C (blood sugar levels over time) less than 7
- Smoking cessation
Our physician-led, multidisciplinary team works with you, your referring orthopedic surgeon and your primary care physician throughout your journey to better health and a safer surgical procedure. Together, we will make sure you have the information and tools necessary to have the best outcomes possible.