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Pre-operative clearance in Newport Beach

Don't let your surgery be delayed by a last-minute checkup. NCUC is the perfect place for pre-op clearance. Our experts have the experience needed to correctly evaluate your condition, and get you ready and cleared with ICD 10 for pre-op.

You may need to get a pre-op clearance before surgery for a number of reasons. Your healthcare provider may want to make sure that you are healthy enough for surgery and that there are no underlying health conditions that could complicate things. Getting a pre-op clearance can also help ensure that you have a successful surgery and recovery.
Most people will need to get a pre-op clearance within 2 weeks of their scheduled surgery date. This gives your provider time to review your medical history and to order any necessary tests. If you have any concerns about getting a pre-op clearance, be sure to speak with your provider. They will be able to help you determine if it is necessary in your case and when the best time to get it would be.

What is Pre-op clearance?

Pre-op clearance is a process whereby a provider ensures that you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. This usually involves:
A physical examination
A review of medical history, as well as any necessary routine tests or procedures, such as: blood work and an electrocardiogram (EKG).
In some cases, the provider may also order special tests, such as a chest X-ray or a stress test, to get more information about your health. 

The purpose of pre-op clearance

The purpose of pre-op clearance is to make sure that you are at low risk for complications from surgery so that you can have a safe and successful procedure.
If the provider finds that you are not healthy enough to have surgery, they will work with you to create a plan to get you to a point where you can safely have the procedure. This may involve lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or losing weight, or it may require medication or other treatment.


Find out what you need to know before you get your surgery at NCUC with our medical clearance. We get you ready, and answer all of your pre-op questions, so you can be stress-free!
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Pre-op clearance is an important step in ensuring that you are ready for surgery. During this process, the physician associate will review your medical history and medications, and may order some additional tests. These tests help to ensure that you are healthy enough for surgery and can provide valuable information about how your body may respond to the procedure. In some cases, medical clearance may also involve a psychological evaluation.

This assessment helps to ensure that you are emotionally prepared for surgery and understand the risks involved. The pre-op clearance process can be stressful, but it is an important part of keeping you safe during surgery. The physician associate will work with you to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for your procedure.


The ICD-10 code is a diagnostic tool that is used by physicians and other healthcare providers to indicate the severity of a patient's illness or injury.

The code is made up of a series of numbers and letters that correspond to specific symptoms, diseases, and injuries.

The code can be used to help determine the appropriate course of treatment for a patient, as well as to track the progression of an illness or injury.

In some cases, the ICD-10 code can also be used to determine eligibility for insurance coverage. Therefore, it is important for both physicians and patients to be familiar with the ICD-10 code.


If you don't pass your pre-op clearance, it means that your health care team has found a reason why it would be unsafe for you to have surgery at this time.

There are many reasons why someone might not pass their pre-op clearance, but some of the most common include:
Having an active infection
Uncontrolled diabetes
Unstable heart disease
If you don't pass your pre-op clearance, your surgery will be postponed until it is safe for you to have the procedure. In the meantime, your health care team will work with you to addressing the underlying issue so that you can safely move forward with surgery in the future.

Medical Clearance for Surgery at NCUC

Our comprehensive pre-operative clearance services can help you prepare for your surgery in Newport Beach and the surrounding communities. Additionally, we provide a range of other services to our community.

If you're scheduled for surgery, it's important to get a pre-op clearance from a medical professional. This will help to ensure that you're healthy enough for the surgery and that there are no underlying health conditions that could complicate things.

At Newport Center Urgent Care, we can provide you with the pre-op clearance you need. We'll perform a physical exam and review your medical history. We may also order some tests, such as bloodwork or an EKG.

Once we have all the information we need, we'll provide you with a written pre-op clearance that you can take to your surgeon. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment: (949) 438-6753. We are here to help you every step of the way!

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Find out answers to the most commonly asked urgent care questions to help you and your family get the best possible medical care in southern CA.

What is a pre-op cardiac clearance?

Pre-op cardiac clearance is a heart health clearance, which includes labwork, X-rays, and an EKG.

What is a pre-op diagnosis?

A pre-op diagnosis is the opinion of the surgeon or other medical professional that is assigned to the patient prior to having the surgical procedure, and details the reason for the surgery.

What does pre-op consist of?

Pre-op consists of chest and X-rays (to check your lungs), an EKG (to check your heart), and blood tests consisting of a complete blood count (CBC) and liver and kidney blood sugar levels.

Who needs cardiac clearance before surgery?

Patients that are undergoing more complex and high-risk surgeries, (ie: joint replacement) require cardiac clearance before surgery. Also, anyone who has a history of cardiac conditions, current comorbidities, and anyone with a complex medical history may requre cardiac clearance as well.

What do pre op urine tests check for?

Pre op urine tests check for poorly controlled diabetes, renal diseases, and urinary tract infections.

Can you eat before pre op testing?

Yes, you can eat before pre-op testing, as well as taking any of your medications. Fasting is not a requirement, however, you should not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery.
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