The mission of POP is to engage patients in optimizing their health before an operation so that they can face the physical and psychological challenges of surgery and be strong.

POP’s vision is:

  • To establish cutting-edge pre- and post-operative care programs – staffed with a highly trained, interdisciplinary team of health practitioners – for high risk patients undergoing surgery;
  • To develop – through research and education – patient-centered therapeutic strategies and multidisciplinary interventions;
  • To empower patients, as well as their caregivers, to take an active role in ensuring the best possible recovery after surgery