Pre-surgical, Pre-operative Clearance

 A medical clearance checkup or pre-surgical evaluation is scheduled with a primary care, New York City doctor prior to a planned surgery. During this evaluation, our NYC primary care doctors evaluate your health and any issues that may lead to your surgery and recovery being as safe as possible. It may include diagnostic tests such as urinalysis/EKG/blood work or other evaluation depending on the specifics of your condition.

Studies have shown that a physical exam and evaluation prior to surgery can help and may even shorten recovery times and lead to better outcomes.

If you are preparing for planned surgery under general anesthesia, it's important to have a preoperative evaluation. The goal of this evaluation is to reduce the risk of surgery and to ensure you recover as quickly as possible.

Our experienced primary care physicians can provide comprehensive preoperative assessments that will help to determine if you are fit for surgery.

The procedure for pre-surgical clearance will include:

  • General health assessment
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory tests.
General Health Assessment

Initially, our physician will need to review your complete medical history and surgical history and your family's medical history. They will also ask you about your social history, which is your use of tobacco and alcohol, use of any drugs, your history of allergies, and any recent drug therapy and unusual reactions. Your medication use is particularly crucial.

It's possible you may need to discontinue using some drugs preoperatively because of the risk of interactions with drugs used during anesthesia. We will ask if you have had any previous reactions associated with anesthesia or if there is a family history of adverse reactions to anesthetic.

Your general health assessment is a comprehensive review designed to look for any signs of inadequately controlled chronic diseases or undiagnosed disease. Diseases affecting the respiratory and cardiovascular systems are especially important when assessing a person's fitness for anesthesia and surgery.

Physical Examination

Your physical examination continues to build on the information gathered during your general health assessment. It will most likely include an assessment of your heart and lungs, and your airway, documenting your vital signs.

If we detect any abnormal findings, we may order other tests to investigate these before your surgery.
Assessing Your Cardiovascular Risk

It's important to assess your heart health, including its functional capacity and the possible risks of surgery. This is especially critical if you have had any heart problems.

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