Posted 7/18/2021 9:06 AM (GMT -7)
I am writing on behalf of my father (89) who is getting a Linx procedure in a few weeks. He has been subjected to many tests over the last several months, and is due for more visits & tests in the next 2 weeks. I get that they want to make sure he can physically handle it, but it is extremely difficult for him to get around due to knee problems, and going to all these appointments is taxing. I've been through surgeries, and also supported others (including dad) numerous times, and have never, ever seen this many pre-op tests and nonsense visits. One of these pre-op tests is with the anesthesiologist; I've NEVER seen anyone have a pre-op in-office visit with the anesthesiologist. That's typically a few minutes, in the pre-op area. I think they are now re-running tests that have already been done before. I'm not a doctor, but I just have a feeling that this is all excessive CYA or Running Up The Bill. I think he is being mistreated by these doctors and facilities, treading the line between barely medically justifiable and unethical.
So I am wondering from y'all here, how much pre-op stuff did you go through? Was it three months of consultations, tests, visits to talk about the tests, more tests, and useless pre-op visits? For a minimally invasive out-patient procedure?