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UPMC surgeons use telemedicine services to remotely evaluate pre- and postoperative patients located outside of Pittsburgh, PA.
UPMC surgeons offer preoperative consults, using telemedicine videoconferencing equipment, to evaluate patients and gather their history and physical information.
This allows patients to meet their UPMC surgeon face-to-face, prior to the actual day of the operation, without needing to travel to Pittsburgh.
After surgery, UPMC surgeons use the same videoconferencing service to provide postoperative care.
For patients who live far from Pittsburgh, pre- and postsurgical tele-evaluations:
Check out some telemedicine news stories like the one below that mentions pre- and post-op tele-evaluations: