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Pre-Op Procedure?!? Pre-Op Procedure?!?

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Unread 07-11-2004, 09:20 PM
Pre-Op Procedure?!?

What is all included in the pre-op?? I thought it was just some bloodwork and pre-register to the "castle" ?!?! :???:
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Unread 07-11-2004, 09:34 PM
Pre-Op Procedure?!?

My pre-op included blood work, EKG, and a chest Xray. Took about 20 minutes.
Good Luck!
Unread 07-11-2004, 10:02 PM

I had bloodwork and they took my vitals bp, pulse, temp, no xrays or ekg but i dont smoke or drink so i guess they figured that i was in pretty good shape as far as lungs and heart. I think it depends on the dr whatever they want is what they do.
Relax and go with the flow it will be a breeze.
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Unread 07-11-2004, 10:30 PM
Pre-Op Procedure?!?

I had blood work, chest x-ray, ekg, and had to talk to the antithesiologist (sorry for the bad spelling). I also don't drink nor smoke...they told me this was what they do to everyone. The x-ray is to make sure your lungs are clear and you have no sign of TB or pneumonia (that's what they told me).

Hope this helps a little.
Unread 07-12-2004, 07:29 AM
Pre-Op Procedure?!?

I was told my pre op would take 3 to 4 hours I'm having a lavh on july 20 I don't drink don't smoke 33 years old a now scared to death that others took 20 (laughing) I should have known I'd find something else to stress over.....

Unread 07-12-2004, 08:10 AM
Pre-Op Procedure?!?

Shannon, fear not I was in the hospital for HOURS for my pre-op. I waited around a crowded waiting area for them to call my name, about 2 hours to be exact, registered and was sent upstairs to wait in another waiting room. Peed in a cup, got my BP taken, talked to a nurse, and had blood taken. I didn't have to get the EKG or chest xray because I had a surgical procedure the month before and they still had all that on file.

I had to be there around 4 hours from start to finish.

So relax, pre-op is the easy part, just takes a lot of sitting around and waiting. LOL

Best of luck!

Mary Ellen
Unread 07-12-2004, 09:32 AM
Pre-Op Procedure?!?

Yeah, no worries. My hospital opened a new diagnostic and outpatient surgery center. I requested to be tested there instead of at the main hospital. That is why I got through so fast!

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