If you are over 50 years old or have any pre-existing medical condition, you will be required to have labs drawn and an EKG performed 30 days before surgery at your primary care physician’s office.
If you are having breast surgery and are over the age of 40 years old, you will need to have a bilateral mammogram performed within 12 months of your surgery date. If you have a positive family history of breast cancer or carry the breast cancer gene, please discuss this with Dr. Rammos, as he may require you to have a mammogram younger than 40 years old in these situations.
If you are a smoker or use any nicotine products (tobacco/hookah/patch/E-cig/Vape), the sooner you can quit, the better. Nicotine use is associated with delayed healing and can increase your risk of complications, therefore Dr. Rammos will ask that you cease smoking at least 6 weeks before and after your surgery.
It’s always a good idea to eat a healthy diet and stay hydrated in preparation for your surgery so that your body has the energy and nutrients it needs to heal as best as possible.
Medications, please provide us a list of any and all medications you are currently taking. Including birth control, anticoagulants/blood thinners, herbal supplements, vitamins, appetite suppressants/diet aids, or any over the counter medications.