Your primary care provider should do a health history and physical exam before your surgery. Call your primary care provider to schedule your appointment.
During the exam, your primary care provider will:
If you take any medicines, make sure your primary care provider gives you instructions for the following:
If you are having your surgery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
In addition to your health history and physical exam, you will need to have a Preoperative Clinic appointment at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Your appointment will be within 7 to 14 days before your surgery.
If your surgery is scheduled in a shorter amount of time, your clinic appointment may be less than 7 to 14 days before your surgery.
During this appointment, the clinic staff will:
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Your health history and physical exam needs to be done within 30 days before your surgery.
It is recommended to have the exam done 14 to 30 days before surgery.
Please call 612-863-5100 to make appointments for your Preoperative Clinic appointment.