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Does everyone get an EKG before surgery? My sleeve is 3/21 and it hasn't even been mentioned. Does the nurse decide if you need one?

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As far as I know it's required by any program or surgeon as well as other tests chest X-rays blood work egd pregnancy test etc and sometimes a sleep study and if u have any other health issues there may be more they need to know if you have any issues so they can prevent problems during surgery and recovery I have afib which I had for years before the surgery it wasn't an issue

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Do you have any pre-admission testing scheduled? I would imagine the anesthesiologist will need to be comfortable with your EKG results.




Hi! I am going this Monday for a barium swallow. Met with the anesthesiologist last Wednesday and he said my blood work from October was perfect so there was no need to repeat. No other tests have been mentioned. Now I'm getting concerned...I guess when I go for barium swallow I'll do some investigating!


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My surgeon required a clearance from my primary care doctor. My Primary care doctor did a pre-surgery check up which included an EKG.

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My surgeon required a clearance from my primary care doctor. My Primary care doctor did a pre-surgery check up which included an EKG.

Thanks...checking this out tomorrow!


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I will have EKG during my pre admission appointment about two weeks before surgery.



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I am having surgery on 3/22/17 and yes it was required that I had a ekg done. Praying that all goes perfect with your surgery and that you have a excellent weight loss journey...

Good luck to you!!!!






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Generally everyone does for any surgery.


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