Sometimes, your surgeon may require surgical clearance from your primary care provider to approve your treatment. At Reliance Primary & Urgent Care, we can provide pre-operative assessments to complement your surgery treatment and provide the surgical clearances necessary for your treatment.

Surgical Clearance at Reliance Primary & Urgent Care

Our purpose when providing surgical clearances is to assess what medical problems are present and how those problems may affect the patient’s surgical risk. This includes providing our patients with realistic expectations about what complications may arise during and after surgery and providing our patients with interventions to lower those risks.

Throughout the surgical clearance process, Dr. Patel will communicate with your surgeon, the surgeon’s team, and your medical specialists to get up-to-date information about your medical condition and surgery outlook. Dr. Patel will consider all risks associated with the surgery and request additional lab tests and other consultations for the safety and well-being of his patients.

One important aspect to note about surgical clearance is that high-risk patients may not be able to proceed with their intended surgery when the risks outweigh the procedure’s benefits. When considering your medical history, we will work with your surgeon to document and adjust your current treatments if you qualify for your surgery.

Surgical clearances can be an excellent opportunity for improving your health and provide early warning signs of high risk. If you’re considering surgery or have been recommended surgery, some high risks that may impact your ability to get surgical clearance include:

  • Elective vs. Emergency Surgeries: The surgery itself can influence your candidacy. While all surgeries pose risks, elective surgeries may not be approved if the patient poses high risks of complications during and after the surgery. In emergency scenarios, those high risks are considered efficiently to help promote your health and well-being.
  • Length and Extent of Procedure: Patients requiring certain treatments may pose higher risks based on the extent, lengths, and steps taken throughout the procedure.
  • Presence of Chronic Disease: Patients with signs of chronic disease, including severe cardiorespiratory disease, vascular disease, heart dysfunction, and acute renal failure, may be denied surgical clearance.
  • High Mortality Risk: Other factors, including age, activity level, diet, medications, and family medical history, can imply a higher mortality risk for the patient seeking surgery.

In urgent cases and emergencies, Dr. Patel will provide the best judgment possible to determine if your situation allows time for a surgical evaluation and communicate with your in-hospital specialists for your surgery.

Seek Surgical Clearance From Our Practice in Jacksonville, FL, Today!

As a board-certified internist, Dr. Patel can provide primary care and urgent evaluation for your intended surgery for the best possible care for your health. When you visit our office, our team will create a personalized treatment plan to help you feel better sooner, no matter your health concerns. For more information about surgical clearance, how the process works, and other information related to your surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel today to learn more!