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Is MRSA screening done before cosmetic surgery.?
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Speak to surgeon
Some may, but many probably do not.
You can ask for a culture of the nasal passages if you want one.

In brief: Speak to surgeon
Some may, but many probably do not.
You can ask for a culture of the nasal passages if you want one.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Not usually
...But if you have had a previous MRSA infection yourself, or a member of your family has, or you work in a hospital - then remind your surgeon about this, and extra precautions can be taken.

In brief: Not usually
...But if you have had a previous MRSA infection yourself, or a member of your family has, or you work in a hospital - then remind your surgeon about this, and extra precautions can be taken.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Not Usually.
Unless there is a “special case” situation, for example based on a past medical history, routine MRSA screening is usually not performed.

In brief: Not Usually.
Unless there is a “special case” situation, for example based on a past medical history, routine MRSA screening is usually not performed.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
Mrsa is everywhere, there is a nasal swab changes are no one does this prior to cosmetic surgey.

In brief: No
Mrsa is everywhere, there is a nasal swab changes are no one does this prior to cosmetic surgey.
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
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