Preoperative Evaluation of Bleeding
Bleeding is a major complication of surgical procedures. Bleeding leads to poor surgical outcomes, prolonged hospital stays, and increased postoperative complications (fluid overload, infections, etc.). Careful screening of patients preoperatively may identify patients who are at a higher risk of bleeding and may prevent further complications through a preoperative treatment plan. Most operative bleeding complications are due to a failure of local control in the operative field. A thorough preoperative evaluation can prevent many bleeding complications during surgery.