What Should You Expect From A Pre-Op Physical At Our New Haven Urgent Care CenterSeptember 29, 2018 2:42 pm
When you are scheduled for a surgery or operation of any kind, you will likely be required to go for what is known as a pre-op physical. The good news is that here at Stony Creek Urgent Care we can help you with this process and make sure you’ve gotten everything taken care of that you need to before your surgery actually happens.
You will want to consult your specialist for what he/she is requesting from a pre-op physical, but generally when you come into our New Haven urgent care center, these are some of the things we will do for you:
- Take your vital signs. Like any traditional physical, we want to get baseline readings of your blood pressure, height, and weight.
- Getting a complete picture of your family history is important. We may review this with you.
- If your surgeon make any recommendations on additional procedures we will perform these such as blood work, x-rays, or urine tests. These are not required at all pre-op physicals, but are often requested to be done by the surgeon.
- Traditional physical examination. A pre-op physical will also go over everything that is typically included in a regular physical exam.
Heading in for surgery can be a scary thing and it is important for you to trust that all of your bases have been covered before the actual procedure. Going to medical providers that you trust is key and as your health partners we take this responsibility seriously. If you are scheduled for surgery and you have any questions about what our procedures are like for pre-op physicals don’t hesitate to call or come on in.