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Preoperative Clearance

Commonwealth Vein Center

Vascular, Vein and Wound Specialists & Cardiologists located in Colonial Heights, VA & Richmond, VA, & McLean, VA

If you’re scheduled for surgery because of a heart or blood vessel problem, rely on Commonwealth Vein Center in Colonial Heights, Richmond, and McLean, Virginia. The team of vein and vascular experts offers preoperative clearance to ensure you’re in good enough health to complete your scheduled procedure. Call the nearest office to schedule an evaluation or book an appointment online today.

Preoperative Clearance Q & A

What is preoperative clearance?

Preoperative clearance at Commonwealth Vein Center includes an evaluation that lets your surgeon know if you’re healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure. You might need a preoperative clearance if you require heart, blood vessel, or other types of surgeries.

Is preoperative clearance right for me?

Your surgeon lets you know if you need a preoperative clearance during your pre-surgery consultation. Commonwealth Vein Center providers are highly skilled in completing clearances for a variety of procedures. They ensure your scheduled surgery is safe for you, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.

What are the benefits of preoperative clearance?

Some of the benefits you can expect during preoperative clearance appointments at Commonwealth Vein Center include:

  • Comfortable, relaxed setting
  • Friendly, experienced medical providers
  • Establishing a low risk of surgical complications
  • Highly accurate diagnostic testing

Commonwealth Vein Center providers are highly trained in their field and offer exceptional care using the latest advances in equipment and procedures. 

What should I expect during preoperative clearance?

During a preoperative clearance appointment at Commonwealth Vein Center, your provider discusses your medical history, asks about symptoms and medications you may take, and completes a physical examination.

They may complete X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, an electrocardiogram (EKG), other heart function tests, blood tests, urine tests, or other diagnostic tests to detect or rule out medical problems.

To maximize your health before surgery, don’t smoke, eat nutritious foods, get regular exercise, and stop taking certain medications if your surgeon asks you to.

What happens after a preoperative clearance appointment?

After your appointment, your specialist discusses the results of your lab work and other diagnostic tests (if needed) with you. They give you a copy of your clearance report and send one to your surgeon, who then determines if you’re healthy enough to undergo your scheduled procedure. 

You might have to wait for surgery if you have an illness, infection, or uncontrolled blood pressure, cholesterol, or blood sugar. Your specialist has your best interests at heart and gives you the best chance of a successful surgical outcome.

To learn more about preoperative clearance or schedule an appointment, call Commonwealth Vein Center or use the online booking feature today.