Before undergoing surgery, you need pre-operative (pre-op) medical clearance. At Galenus Group in Lehigh Acres, Florida, the team includes physicians who perform pre-op medical clearance exams. The group medical practice provides all the tests and treatments you need before surgery, along with ongoing medical care during recovery. With great physicians and quality care you can trust, call Galenus Group or schedule your pre-op medical clearance exam online today. Telemedicine appointments are available.
Pre-operative (pre-op) medical clearance is an examination that assesses your health before surgery. This exam doesn’t determine whether you can have surgery or not, but evaluates your health to make sure you get the best outcomes from the procedure.
Underlying health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes may lead to surgical complications. A pre-op medical clearance finds these health problems so your surgeon can adjust their plan accordingly.
Your pre-op medical clearance may also find health conditions that need treatment before your surgery, such as anemia or an infection.
Your surgeon explains when you should schedule your pre-op medical clearance exam. However, you usually have this exam about a month before your surgery. Scheduling your medical clearance early gives your provider at Galenus Group time to treat health problems and perform additional tests.
Your provider at Galenus Group conducts a thorough evaluation during your pre-op medical clearance exam. They review your medical and surgical history and conduct a physical examination.
Your provider also orders lab work to assess health and check for diseases. For your convenience, Galenus Group does onsite blood draws and has in-house lab services, so your provider gets the objective information they need to fully assess your health quickly.
Your provider may also request a chest X-ray to look at your lungs and do an electrocardiogram (EKG) to check heart health.
If you have a history of diabetes or heart disease, you may need a diabetes evaluation or a cardiac evaluation with an echocardiogram (echo).
After you complete your evaluations for your pre-op medical clearance, your provider at Galenus Group talks to you about the procedure and what to expect during recovery. They also offer suggestions on what you can do now to prepare for your surgery and your recovery.
The team at Galenus Group also schedules a follow-up visit after your procedure to see how you’re doing and provide additional medical care to support healing.
Call Galenus Group or schedule your pre-op medical clearance online today.