Medicine Preoperative Assessment Clinic

The Medicine Preoperative Assessment Clinic (MPAC) at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital was established in 2018 and is staffed by medicine providers who have dedicated their practice to perioperative medicine. The main purpose of the MPAC is to carefully evaluate patients prior to their surgery and optimize their medical conditions. This evaluation and optimization helps to minimize the risk of developing complications during and immediately after surgery, as well as minimize unnecessary cancellation of surgeries.

The MPAC began serving patients in 2018 and now sees more than 6,000 patients annually. Patients are referred by surgeons from more than 15 different specialties at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.

The MPAC was designed to:

  • Assess perioperative medical risks and optimize patients to decrease this risk
  • Optimize all chronic medical conditions
  • Order appropriate testing to optimize medical conditions before surgery
  • Coordinate care between specialists preoperatively for complex medical conditions.
  • Make evidence-based recommendations for patients, the anesthesiologists and the surgical team (related to both pre and post-operative periods).

This systematic approach has helped Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital prepare patients for upcoming surgery, deliver quality care, eliminate unnecessary testing and improve overall surgical outcomes.

Please review this information prior to your upcoming MPAC visit: What to bring, What to expect.