Our telemedicine services provide access Center for Perioperative Care (CPC) experts who can help you to manage your care from your home. This can help reduce the time, effort, cost, and stress involved in traveling for care.
If you prefer remote care, we can provide perioperative care through video visits when possible.
You may need to travel for some appointments – like preoperative bloodwork, imaging, and an in-person physical. But telemedicine works well for risk assessment and to begin patient optimization prior to your surgery.
Since the same providers offer video and in-person visits, you receive seamless perioperative care.
The CPC partners with several surgeons to provide pre-surgical and perioperative care via telemedicine. This offers patients a streamlined pathway and virtual access to UPMC procedural excellence and high-quality care. In some cases, you won't need to meet your surgeon in person until the day of surgery.
The telemedicine option may not be available for all patients. Our experts will determine what is best for your situation, depending on the nature of your surgery.
Many patients travel an hour or more for medical care. Our CPC telemedicine service can help:
Your doctor will refer you to the CPC for treatment before your surgery.
The CPC is here to support you through every step of the surgical process.
During your appointment, you'll meet with a CPC team member who will act as your surgery coach. Our highly trained care team includes:
Your CPC coach will:
As a major referral hospital, UPMC accepts most major insurance plans.
Please contact your health insurance company to confirm if your plan covers our telemedicine services.
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