We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate in the ongoing care of your patients. To assist you with your preoperative evaluation, below are preoperative resources to prepare your patients for surgical procedures at Froedtert & MCW facilities including information regarding standard documentation, testing, and patient education.

Please fax completed preoperative documentation to our Preoperative Clinic at 414-805-7210.

Preoperative Documentation Standards

Surgery will not be performed unless the proper documentation has been recorded and provided.

Preoperative History and Physical

A preoperative history and physical must be completed up to or no more than 30 days before the patient's procedure.

Preoperative Diagnostic Study Indications

When ordering preoperative diagnostic studies, we suggest using the diagnostic study indications protocol created in the Froedtert Hospital PAT Clinic (preoperative clinic).

Recommended Perioperative Medication Management

Certain medications should and should not be continued up to and including the day of surgery.

Algorithm for Management of Perioperative Antiplatelet Therapy

Management of antiplatelet agents in patients undergoing non-cardiac invasive procedures at Froedtert Hospital is important.

Perioperative Anticoagulation Management

Periprocedural management of anticoagulation requires a multidisciplinary effort in decision making. To assist in you this, view the following three documents.

Learn more about our Perioperative and Consultative Medicine Program.

Preoperative Patient Medication Instructions

Preoperative medication instructions should be given to patients prior to surgery.