Surgeons typically require a general physical examination before scheduling surgery to ensure that there are no physical conditions that would pose a surgical risk.
In addition to the history and general physical exam, the request may include the need for urine and blood tests, x-rays, and an EKG.
Pre-op physicals can be scheduled by calling 763-416-1400. Exams for new patients will require 1 hour. Exams for existing patients may be performed in 30 minutes.