Are vitals and blood work not taken into consideration?
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Not all patients need blood work-ups before a surgical procedure. You need to ask your surgeon what he prefers.
Thank you for your question. I'm a little confused as to your diagnosis as you say you are having a Mastectomy. If you have a history of Breast Cancer, your work up would be very different than if you were having a Breast Augmentation. That being said, every doctor has a different protocol. If you are young and healthy with no medical history your doctor may not require labs. As long as a thorough History and Physical was completed I wouldn't worry too much. Routinely, I get baseline labs on all my patients. Depending on age and comorbidities, I will get ECG as well. I recommend you express your concerns to your Plastic Surgeon. Be sure you are seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best of luck to you!
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