Do you need a medical test before your surgery?

Do you need a medical test before your surgery?

Doctors often order medical tests for patients before surgery. These are called pre-operative or “pre-op” tests. They include chest X-rays, blood and urine samples, and heart and lung tests. These tests can be helpful if you are having serious surgery, especially if you have health problems. The tests can show if you will need special care or a delay or change in your operation.

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