Pre Surgery Evaluation

After Surgery Has Been Scheduled by Your Doctor

Your surgeon may ask that you visit the Center for Perioperative Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center for testing before your scheduled surgery. During this visit, the center’s expert medical team will look at all of your medical health problems, medicines and laboratory results, and make certain that you are ready for anesthesia and to undergo the surgery.

As part of the pre surgery evaluation, you may have blood drawn, get an EKG, and/or have X-rays done. The medical team completing the pre surgery evaluation may make recommendations for you to see other specialists, such as a heart doctor, before surgery. The team may also order new medicines or tell you to stop taking some medicines to prepare for the day of surgery.

Bring the following items for the Center for Perioperative Medicine visit:

  • A photo ID
  • A copy of your living will or durable power of attorney (if applicable)
  • Name and contact information for all doctors you see on a routine basis
  • A list of past surgeries
  • A list of current meds, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements
  • A list of questions about the surgery
  • Health plan card and related information

The day of the pre surgery evaluation you should take medicines as prescribed by your doctor. You should eat breakfast or other regularly scheduled meals. Fasting is not needed unless specified by the doctor.

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