Your surgeon will let you know if you are required to obtain a history and physical exam performed by your child’s primary care physician. If it is required, when the surgery date is set, schedule a pre-surgical physical to be completed approximately 7-14 days before surgery. Any necessary lab work should be done at that time as well.
The day the physical exam is done, your child’s primary care physician should fax the “Outpatient History and Physical” form to your surgeon’s surgical scheduling coordinator. Call the surgical scheduling coordinator to confirm that the form has been received.
Please note: You should keep the original form and bring it with you on the day of surgery.