Our goal is to provide you with the best surgical experience
A proper medical evaluation helps to reduce the risk of problems that may occur after surgery. These include blood clots, heart attack, stroke, breathing difficulties or infection.
Your OrthoIndy provider has requested a pre-operative medical evaluation. This is part of a state-of-the-art, comprehensive perioperative program that OrthoIndy offers to its patients with the goal of providing you the best in both orthopedic and general medical services.
An internal medicine physician in the preoperative clinic will evaluate you. Our team of physicians and staff are trained to identify your risks for health problems related to the surgery and to reduce those risks so you may have a safe surgical experience. In general, your appointment will take about 60 minutes.
It is very important to supply all medical information. Please bring the following information to your appointment:
- A completed medical history
- All medications you currently take in their original containers from the pharmacy
- A list of all allergies (medications or other)
- Names and phone numbers of your cardiologist or other specialty physicians treating you for medical conditions
If you need further evaluation by a cardiologist, the preoperative team will help arrange for special testing or appointments and will evaluate the results and communicate them to your surgeon.
Primary Care Physician
If your medical clearance is to be done by your family physician instead of our hospitalists, your surgeon’s staff and the staff of the Pre-Anesthesia Surgery Screening (PASS) department at OrthoIndy Hospital can provide information for your physician to make sure that all necessary testing is done. This information will be gathered and reviewed by the anesthesiologist for special concerns if needed.
If a preoperative evaluation is not necessary, the nursing staff of the PASS program will attempt to contact you by phone, before your surgery, to review your medical history and to make sure that all necessary evaluations have been completed and reviewed.