Medical Clearances - Pre Op Exam Specialist


Urgent Care & Family Medicine located in Davie, FL & Plantation, FL

If you have an operation coming up, you can’t proceed without your medical clearance preoperative exam. To get cleared, book an appointment for your exam at UrgentMed, an urgent care and family medicine practice with locations in Davie and Plantation, Florida. UrgentMed offers convenient, affordable care when you need it. To book an appointment, call the practice, or request a visit online today.

Medical Clearances - Pre Op Exam Q & A

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What is a medical clearance exam?

A medical clearance exam, also known as a preoperative exam, is a physical exam that the providers at UrgentMed perform before surgery. During this exam, your provider runs those tests necessary to ensure that you’re ready for surgery. Afterward, they document their results.

Examples of tests your provider may run during to secure your medical clearance include:

  • Chest X-ray
  • Blood test
  • Kidney test
  • Liver test
  • ECG to test your heart
  • Heart stress test
  • Lung function test
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan
  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper endoscopy 
  • Ultrasound test

What tests your provider runs depends on the type of surgery you’re having, your health, your current medical issues, your medical history, and your age.

Why are pre-op exams important?

Pre-op exams are important because they allow your surgical team to make sure you’re healthy enough for surgery. Without this exam, the team could proceed with your operation and encounter complications that could be dangerous or life-threatening.

If your UrgentMed providers do find any issues after your medical clearance pre-op exam, they can provide you with medical treatment or consider changing the details of your procedure.

What should I bring to a pre-op exam?

To ensure your exam runs smoothly, make sure to bring:

  • Your photo ID
  • Your insurance information, if available
  • A referral from your surgeon or physician

Also, before coming in, make sure to fast from foods and liquids for eight hours.

When should I schedule my medical clearance pre-op exam?

Although you can have your pre-op exam conducted within 48 hours of your exam, it’s best if you book your exam between 7-10 days before your procedure. 

This allows UrgentMed time to process your results, work through any specialty clearance you require, and address any issues they find. Sometimes, based on results after your initial exam, you have to get additional testing. 

When you allow yourself seven to 10 days, you make time for variables like these.

If you have an upcoming operation, get your medical clearance pre-op exam done at UrgentMed. The team at UrgentMed offers affordable appointments that fit your schedule, including same-day appointments, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.