Osler Medical Group
Primary Care Practice & Internal Medicine located in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Surgery of any kind often causes fear and anxiety. To ensure you get the best possible outcomes and help ease your nerves, surgeons require pre-admission testing before your procedure. Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, is a full-service primary care practice and performs pre-admission testing for patients scheduled for surgery. Call the office or schedule your appointment online today.
Pre-Admission Testing Q & A
What is pre-admission testing?
Surgeons consider patient safety their top priority when performing a procedure. To ensure your body is healthy enough to handle the stress of surgery, surgeons require a pre-surgical physical exam, also called pre-admission testing.
The team at Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical includes experienced primary care providers who work closely with many area surgeons and perform pre-admission testing. The purpose of your pre-admission testing is to uncover any conditions not appropriate for surgery and correct them before the surgical date.
When should I schedule pre-admission testing?
Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical only performs pre-admission testing for patients with scheduled surgery. They can’t conduct the testing if you don’t have a firm date.
Once you have a surgical date, contact Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical immediately to schedule your pre-admission testing. The team plans your pre-admission testing appointment within 30 days of your procedure.
What do I bring to my pre-admission testing appointment?
The team at Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical provides specific instructions on what you need to bring to your pre-admission testing appointment based on your medical history and surgical procedure. These may include:
- Referral from your surgeon
- X-rays, MRI, or CT scan reports and images
- Results from other diagnostic tests, such as lab work or electrocardiogram
- List of medications and supplements
- List of known allergies
The team also requests that you write down all your questions and concerns so they can provide the answers you need.
What happens during pre-admission testing?
You can expect a thorough evaluation from the team at Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical for your pre-admission testing. During the exam, the team reviews your medical and surgical history, as well as the type of support you’ll have after your surgery.
The team also reviews your imaging reports and scans, as well as your diagnostic tests to assess heart health, lung function, and identify health issues that may affect surgical outcomes.
After collecting and reviewing the information, the team at Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical provides specific recommendations to you and your surgeon to minimize stress during surgery, improve surgical outcomes, and ensure a quick recovery.
To schedule your pre-admission testing, contact Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical by phone or online today.