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What tests should a child undergo before general anesthesia for an ear operation?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Healthy children
Don't need any tests.
Your child's medical situation should guide any testing.

In brief: Healthy children
Don't need any tests.
Your child's medical situation should guide any testing.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends.
If the child is otherwise completely healthy, then probably no tests are necessary.
If there are any co-existing illnesses or genetic factors present, then certain lab tests or other studies may be required, depending on the situation. If you are concerned, consider yourself entitled to request a pre-operative anesthetic consultation with an anesthesiologist, they should be happy to oblige.

In brief: It depends.
If the child is otherwise completely healthy, then probably no tests are necessary.
If there are any co-existing illnesses or genetic factors present, then certain lab tests or other studies may be required, depending on the situation. If you are concerned, consider yourself entitled to request a pre-operative anesthetic consultation with an anesthesiologist, they should be happy to oblige.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Talk to MD
There are no required tests.
Your anesthesiologist will decide what pre-operative labs and tests are needed based upon examination and history. Sometimes this interview is done ahead of time, so that you can ask the doctor questions about the care of your child. I hope all goes well.

In brief: Talk to MD
There are no required tests.
Your anesthesiologist will decide what pre-operative labs and tests are needed based upon examination and history. Sometimes this interview is done ahead of time, so that you can ask the doctor questions about the care of your child. I hope all goes well.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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