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Preoperative Testing

Routine tests and procedures may be required prior to surgery to determine your state of health. During a preoperative appointment at Newton Medical Center, your surgeon will determine what tests, if any, are needed. If you have any previous laboratory or radiology studies at home, bring them with you for comparison.

The following tests, if ordered, may help your health care team evaluate your body's stability for surgery and anesthesia:

  • Chest X-ray – This exam provides a picture of your heart and other organs, in particular your lungs, to determine if they are ready for surgery and anesthesia.
  • Blood and urine tests – These provide important information about your body's blood cells and body chemistry. Although you may have had these tests recently, often it is necessary to repeat them when preparing you for surgery.
  • Electrocardiogram – Sometimes called EKG, this exam provides important information about how your heart is functioning.

Be aware that not all of these tests are required for every patient having surgery. Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will use established criteria based on gender, age and medical history to decide what’s necessary for you.

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