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Is MRSA screening before cosmetic surgery done all the time?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Unless there is a good reason to check, it's not done.
If there is a concern then antibiotics for MRSA can be given at the time of surgery go minimize infection.

In brief: No
Unless there is a good reason to check, it's not done.
If there is a concern then antibiotics for MRSA can be given at the time of surgery go minimize infection.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Dr. Robert Greer
Depends on the surgical suite.I agree with Dr.Lechtman-we nasally screened ALL patients prior to surgery and without treatment found no difference in post-operative infections with MRSA.
Dr. Robert Brueck
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mrsa screening
I generally will not screen soemone for MRSA unless there is a need from the history.
Usually i will give IV antibiotics about 30-40 minutes before the or.www.beautybybrueck.com.

In brief: Mrsa screening
I generally will not screen soemone for MRSA unless there is a need from the history.
Usually i will give IV antibiotics about 30-40 minutes before the or.www.beautybybrueck.com.
Dr. Robert Brueck
Dr. Robert Brueck
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Janet Turkle
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Janet Turkle
Dr. Janet Turkle
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