Do you need to get a health check up at the doctor before having Hair Transplant?
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Your doctor will determine if you need a pre screening or a health check before surgery.
Your doctor will determine if you need a pre screening or a health check before surgery. If you are healthy, you generally do not need a special health check.
History and physical prior to a hair transplant
History and physical prior to a hair transplant is not necessary. We generally ask about your medical history and do a cursory examination but once we know that you are healthy, we can do the transplant
Is a health check up necessary before a hair transplant?
If you are in good health a check or blood work is not necessary. However, if there are any issues then a general check would be advised.
Bernardino A. Arocha, MD
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Unnecessary If You Are in Good Health
Thanks for your question. There's no need to make an appointment at the hospital prior to hair transplant surgery. If your medical history is generally normal and without any major conditions, you should be safe to undergo the procedure. A qualified surgeon will request your medical history and examine you during your consultation before performing surgery. That said, it's never a bad idea to schedule a routine physical examination with your general physician or family doctor if it’s been a while since your last one.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.