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  1. Hi Itstime

    Dr. Aceves does thorough testing the day before your surgery, and this is all included in your surgery fee: EKG and risk evaluation by an internist, chest xray, complete metabolic profile (glucose, bun, creatine, uric acid, cholesterol, triglicerides, total, direct and indirect biliruben, total protein, albunin, globulin, alkaline phosphatase, ast, alt, ldh, ggt, calcium, phosphorus), a CBC, Pt/Ptt, HIV, Urinalysis. You will be evaluated by the anestesiologist for your risk level for anesthesia prior to surgery.

    He also gives Lovenox prior to surgery and uses pheumatic sleeve compression on your legs during surgery to help reduce the incidence of blood clots. You will receive a triflow breathing exercise tool for use after surgery to prevent pneumonia.


    If you are a smoker or have any cardiovascular problems, a stess test and pulmonary function studies may be needed and your local surgeon seems to be taking care of that. Dr Aceves does not do those preop. (contd)

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