Before surgery, we may refer you to your primary care provider to complete a pre-operative medical clearance if you are having a same day surgery. This examination is to make sure you are healthy and do not have any medical conditions that could interfere with the surgery or the outcomes. Routine tests, such as blood tests, electrocardiogram, and X-rays, are usually performed before any major surgery. If you do not have a primary care provider, we will schedule you with one at HSS.
If you are having a joint replacement, you will be required to be seen with a HSS Primary Care Doctor who will perform all medically necessary tests in order to proceed with surgery.
If you are told you will need medical clearance, please ensure that this is performed within 30 days before your surgery.
If you see any sort of medical specialists (i.e cardiologists, pulmonologists, etc), please note we will require a letter of medical clearance from this physician dated within 30 days of your upcoming procedure. Please be sure to discuss with our office so we can advise of what is required.
Please advise our office if you have any medical devices, implants, stents, etc.