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Preoperative Evaluation

Los Angeles Primary Care

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

If you require surgery, a preoperative evaluation is crucial to ensure an optimal outcome. At Los Angeles Primary Care in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, board-certified internal medicine physician Sera Ramadan, DO, and her expert team offer preoperative evaluations to reduce the risk of complications during and after surgery. Schedule an evaluation with Los Angeles Primary Care by phone or online today.

Preoperative Evaluation Q & A

What is a preoperative evaluation?

A preoperative evaluation at Los Angeles Primary Care is a comprehensive assessment of your health prior to having surgery. This type of evaluation is important to detect or rule out possible health problems that can make certain procedures unsafe.

What are the benefits of preoperative evaluations?

You can experience numerous important benefits by choosing to have a preoperative evaluation with the Los Angeles Primary Care team. Examples include detecting possible heart problems, or having the peace of mind knowing you’re healthy enough to safely undergo surgery. 

Your surgeon might recommend a preoperative evaluation before completing a surgical procedure. If Dr. Ramadan and her staff detect a health problem, they might recommend seeking treatment prior to surgery or postponing your procedure.

What happens during preoperative evaluations?

You’re greeted by welcoming staff during each preoperative evaluation. Your provider checks your weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. Dr. Ramadan reviews your medical history, asks about medications you may take, and completes a comprehensive physical examination.

The team at Los Angeles Primary Care might recommend you undergo:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Other lab tests
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Cardiac risk assessments


They may take a sample of blood from your arm or evaluate heart health using an EKG, by placing electrodes on targeted areas of your body during rest or physical activity.

Dr. Ramadan discusses health optimization prior to surgery and assesses your general health to complete each preoperative evaluation. She can also educate you about healthy eating, smoking cessation, and other healthy lifestyle habits.

What should I expect after my appointment?

After Dr. Ramadan receives your lab test results, she discusses them with you and lets you know if you can benefit from weight loss, chronic disease management, or another treatment prior to surgery. If you’re healthy enough for a surgical procedure, she recommends you go through with it as scheduled.

After surgery, follow up with Los Angeles Primary Care periodically, so Dr. Ramadan can monitor you for complications and assess your recovery and overall health.

To complete preoperative evaluation requirements before undergoing a surgical procedure, schedule an appointment with the highly trained team at Los Angeles Primary Care by phone or online today.