Pre-op clearance may be required for patient with certain medical conditions. SOSI will require recent lab work including CBC, COMP, PT/PTT/INR prior to any surgeries. Sometimes, a visit to a cardiologist is required prior to any surgery if you have certain medical conditions. For example, if you are on any type of medication for blood thinners for a heart condition, you have to obtain pre-op clearance from a cardiologist to hold the medications.
Additionally, depending on the specific medication, you may have to hold it 3 to 7 days prior to surgery AND obtain new blood work prior to any surgery. If you do not have a regular cardiologist or PCP that you are seeing, then we can provide one with you.