A preoperative medical evaluation helps you identify the risk of problems that may occur after surgery. These may include blood clots, heart attack, stroke, breathing difficulties, or infection. The preoperative exam itself should be fairly simple, taking approximately 60-90 minutes. A normal visit consist of checking vital signs, EKG, blood work, and occasionally, a simple test to asses heart rate and blood pressure.
We strive to surpass you expectations with compassion, devotion, and respect for all patients. Our goal is to maximize you safety during and after you surgery. Most patients will also see out care providers during their hospital stay.
It is very important to supply all medical information. Please bring the following information to your appointment :
- Insurance card and photo ID.
- A current list of all medications and include doses and times.
- A list of all allergies (medication or other).
- If applicable, any cardiac testing reports and/or other procedure notes you have had done within the past five years. (An EKG completed by an outside facility may be used for up to 90 days before your surgery date of surgery, however, it must be in our possession at the time you arrive for your appointment).
- Names and phone numbers of your primary care physician, cardiologist, or other specialty doctors treating you for medical conditions.
- Please anticipate that any applicable co-pay responsibility must be paid at the time of your visit.