Speak to surgeon. Some may, but many probably do not. You can ask for a culture of the nasal passages if you want one.
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.
Not Usually. Unless there is a “special case” situation, for example based on a past medical history, routine MRSA screening is usually not performed.
No . Mrsa is everywhere, there is a nasal swab changes are no one does this prior to cosmetic surgey.
Unfortunately no. This would be helpful in controlling the incidence of secondary infection postoperatively, but not every surgeon does this, although it is becoming increasingly more common. Read more...
Not routine. Antibiotics are given intravenously prior to surgery. Intra nasal Mupirocin ointment can be used preop to reduce MRSA colonies in carriers. Preop washes with hibiclens (where appropriate!) can also help reduce incidence of infection. Patients with MRSA history would benefit from a preop infectious disease specialist. Read more...