Patients typically undergo the preoperative evaluation about two to four weeks prior to their scheduled surgery, but it does depend a little bit on the type of surgery and on their previous history. If a patient sees their primary care doctor or their cardiologist regularly and has not had any changes in their health in the previous three months, then they may not need to be seen again before their surgery. Either way, the goal is to evaluate the patient and be able to address any medical problems that may need further testing or treatment. Sometimes if further testing or treatment requires more time, then the surgery may need to be rescheduled.
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