What kinds of tests will I need before surgery?
All patients are required to have routine blood work and urinalysis performed. These tests cannot be performed prior to 14 days before the scheduled surgery in order to be acceptable.
In addition all patients are required to have a physical examination which can be performed at any time within 30 days of the surgical date. Most patients are required to have an EKG and chest x-ray performed within 30 days of the surgical date.
Most pre-admission testing and physical evaluations can be performed either by the patient’s personal physician or at the hospital where the procedure will be performed.
Please be advised. If an abnormal exam or test result is reported, you may need a further evaluation or repeat testing performed. This does not necessarily mean surgery is canceled, but for your own safety, further investigation of any abnormalities is the standard procedure.