Preoperative Clearance for Surgery

What is Preoperative Clearance for Surgery?

Preoperative clearance involves a series of physical examinations you must receive before undergoing a surgical procedure. These physical examinations aim to determine the risk level associated with the surgery based on your current health status.

Your surgeon and doctors will determine which preoperative testing you need for your surgical procedure. Then, after the test results come back, the doctors can calculate the risk level, pick the best anesthetic options, and guide you throughout the process. If the doctors determine little risk, you will be cleared for surgery. Give us a call to schedule your medical clearance for surgery appointment: (858) 255-8325

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Some examples of preoperative testing include electrocardiography, chest radiography, urinalysis, and laboratory testing. Mainly, the doctors want to see if you have an existing cardiovascular disease or related symptoms because it could increase the risk of health complications from a highly invasive surgical procedure.

Here are some examples of past or present symptoms that factor into our decision to issue preoperative clearance:

  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Liver Diseases
  • Cough
  • Cheat Pain
  • Heart Diseases
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Clotting
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Kidney Problems
  • Heart Diseases
  • Heart Irregularities
  • Asthma

Preoperative Clearance San Diego

Our preoperative clearance testing is a same-day procedure requiring an appointment with the doctor. Once you arrive for the appointment, you’ll receive the necessary tests, such as X-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory work. We work hard to ensure all the preoperative testing is done in one day, so you don’t have to keep coming back or going to different facilities for the various required tests. You must wait 24 to 48 hours for the full test results to return. After that, the doctor will send you all the test results directly, including their recommendations on whether it was too risky to get the surgery. They will list all the risk factors, explain what they are, and how surgery can enable them.

Urgent Care La Jolla will do everything possible to provide accurate test results and recommendations for surgery preparation. We want you to go into the surgery understanding the risk versus the reward.

Visit Our Clinic for Preoperative Clearance

Urgent Care La Jolla has been one of the leading San Diego facilities for performing preoperative clearance testing on people planning to get surgery. You can trust our team of dedicated physicians and medical professionals to evaluate your health status and surgical risks accurately.

Your health history is the primary factor that determines your risk and eligibility for the surgeon you want or need. Therefore, a comprehensive investigation into your health background is essential for deciding preoperative clearance. Give us a call to schedule your preoperative clearance appointment: (858) 255-8325

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Dr. Peter Mann