What is the purpose of a pre-op examination?

A pre-op physical examination is the first step to help your health care team get the information necessary to best care for you throughout the operation and the recovery period that follows.

The exam screens for health problems that could make surgery dangerous or that should take precedence over the surgery you have planned. It also provides essential information about any conditions that should be monitored, treated or managed during and after the operation. All of these factors are necessary to ensure that your operation is as safe as possible.