Before Surgery


All patients should pre-register at

Preoperative Labs/Studies:

Your doctor may ask that you get preoperative labs or other tests prior to surgery. Some patients may need to get medical clearance from their primary care provider or cardiologist.


Check with your doctor about which medications you might need to stop prior to surgery. In general, most patients will need to stop all blood thinners such as aspirin, Coumadin, and Plavix, 1 week in advance.


Read over your preoperative and postoperative instructions from your doctor