Pre-Operative Exams

Identifying potential health risks for a safer surgery.

Preparing for surgery involves more than just scheduling the procedure. It requires careful evaluation of your health to ensure a safe and successful operation. 

At NJ Primary Care, we perform pre-operative examinations to assess your overall health and identify any potential risks or issues that may affect your surgery or anesthesia.

The goal of a pre-operative examination is to ensure you are in the best possible condition for surgery and to minimize any potential complications during and after the procedure.

This includes instructions on pre-operative preparations, which may include fasting and discontinuing certain medications.

Types of Pre-Operative Examinations:

Below are the types of pre-operative examinations / tests we perform at our medical centers in New Jersey:

  • Physical Examination – During this physical exam, we will assess your vital signs, heart and lung function, and general health while identifying any underlying health issues.

  • Laboratory Tests – As part of a pre-operative screening we perfom a complete blood count (CBC), blood chemistry, and coagulation studies. Additional tests may be ordered to help detect conditions like clotting disorders, anemia or infections.

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) – An EKG records the electrical activity of the heart which is essential to assess heart function before surgery.

  • Imaging Studies – The use of X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs may be ordered to help us to visualize internal organs and structures which aid in identifying any abnormalities.

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Exam & Surgery Prep

Proactive steps in preparing for your pre-op exam and surgery.

Preparing for your pre-operative examination and surgery is crucial in ensuring a smooth and successful surgical experience.  

To help you navigate this important process, we’ve put together steps to guide you on what to expect and how to prepare.

From scheduling your appointment to preparing the night before your surgery, by following these steps and collaborating closely with your healthcare team, you can ensure you are well-prepared.

Exam & Surgical Prep Checklist

Below are a few points to consider when preparing for your pre-op exam and surgery:

  • Medical History & Meds  – Be ready to provide a detailed medical history, including any chronic illnesses, allergies, and past surgeries. Bring a list of your current medications, dosages, and any supplements you take.
  • Lifestyle Adjustments – Your healthcare provider may recommend lifestyle changes leading up to surgery, such as quitting smoking, adjusting meds, or modifying your diet.
  • Follow Pre-operative Instructions – Your surgeon or medical team will provide specific pre-operative instructions, including when to stop eating and drinking before surgery. Adhering to these guidelines is essential for a safe procedure.
  • Emotional Preparation – Preparing mentally and emotionally is just as important as physical preparation. Seek support from loved ones and visualize a successful outcome.

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Our Medical Team
Our doctors and staff are here to help you achieve optimal health.

Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals strives to foster a welcoming and patient-centered environment, where everyone feels valued, respected, and heard. We emphasize preventative medicine, and aim to empower individuals to take control of their health by providing education, guidance, and support.

Our goal is to be a trusted primary care provider that promotes lifelong health and wellness for you and your family.

Pre-operative Exanination
Questions & Answers
What should I bring to my pre-operative examination?
Bring your identification, insurance information, a list of current medications, and any questions or concerns you have for your healthcare team.
Is the pre-operative examination the same as a consultation with my surgeon?
No, the pre-operative examination focuses on your overall health assessment and readiness for surgery. A consultation with your surgeon is a separate discussion about the specifics of your procedure, risks, and expected outcomes.
How long does a pre-operative examination typically take?
The duration can vary, but barring any significant pathology the appointment can take 30 minutes to an hour. It will take a few days to complete all documentation as we need to provide necessary assessments and test results to your surgical facility.
Can I bring a family member or friend with me to the pre-operative examination?

Having a support person with you is often encouraged, as they can help with information and emotional support during the process.

What if a medical issue is discovered during the pre-operative examination?

If a significant issue arises, your healthcare team will discuss the best course of action with you, which may include postponing or adjusting your surgery.

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