Preoperative vs Perioperative - What's the difference?

preoperative | perioperative |


As adjectives the difference between preoperative and perioperative

is that preoperative is happening before surgery while perioperative is relating to the period around an operation, including immediate preoperative preparation and postoperative recovery.

preoperative

English

Adjective

(-)
  • happening before surgery
  • perioperative

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Relating to the period around an operation, including immediate preoperative preparation and postoperative recovery.