Do I need to do any tests before my surgery?
If it is required by the surgeon or the policy of the Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC), you may be required to have PREOPERATIVE CLEARANCE at the Outpatient Assessment Center (OPAC) at 2050 Kenny Road, 2nd floor (this appointment will be made by the surgery coordinator). This may be done by your primary care physician, but the OSC prefers an OPAC assessment. It is your responsibility to schedule the appointment with your primary care physician within 30 days of the day of surgery. The sugery coordinator will fax orders to your primary care physician once a fax number is provided.
Preoperative testing varies by the type of surgery, but may include History & Physical, Labwork, EKG, etc.
In addition, you will receive a phone call from a nurse with the OSC 1 week to 1 day prior to your surgery to do an over the phone health assessment.