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Is MRSA screening usually done before cosmetic surgery?

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Your surgeon will ask you about your previous health history, prior surgeries, and your social situation, as these could signal an increased risk for carrying mrsa.
Rarely is MRSA tested for prior to cosmetic surgery, however.

In brief: Maybe

Your surgeon will ask you about your previous health history, prior surgeries, and your social situation, as these could signal an increased risk for carrying mrsa.
Rarely is MRSA tested for prior to cosmetic surgery, however.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

It is usually not indicated to do MRSA screening or cultures before elective surgery.
If you have a history of MRSA infections then you should consult with your surgeon regarding possible prophylactic antibiotic treatment with elective surgery.

In brief: Not usually

It is usually not indicated to do MRSA screening or cultures before elective surgery.
If you have a history of MRSA infections then you should consult with your surgeon regarding possible prophylactic antibiotic treatment with elective surgery.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not Usually.

Unless there is something specific in your history ( which you should make sure you tell your plastic surgeon about), MRSA screening is not routinely done in most practices.

In brief: Not Usually.

Unless there is something specific in your history ( which you should make sure you tell your plastic surgeon about), MRSA screening is not routinely done in most practices.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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