Every time I go into the office the staff have as much time as needed to answer any and all questions. Dr. Sorokin is the best of the best and has a wonderful team of ladies working for him.
Blood Work and Testing
Prior to surgery Dr. Sorokin will review your personal medical history in order to decide what lab testing needs to be done. The vast majority of elective cosmetic surgery patients are healthy individuals without significant medical problems. Thus, a large medical workup is not usually necessary.
For most of our patients, standard blood work that tests for blood counts, electrolyte levels, and kidney function is performed prior to surgery. We do this in our office as part of the preoperative workup in order to save patients the time of making an appointment at an outside lab to have testing. In addition, this cost is included in the total surgery fee that we charge to save patients from having an additional expense. Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible.
For some patients with more of medical history or who are older Dr. Sorokin will order an electrocardiogram (EKG). We also do this in the office as once again, it is a hassle to have to run from office to office, dealing with costs and insurance issues.
Unfortunately, sometimes this bloodwork or EKG may show a result that requires a medical evaluation. Dr. Sorokin is a plastic surgeon, not an internist, and if a medical workup is indicated, he will refer you to either your personal physician or to a specialist as needed. Safety is paramount in elective surgery, and unfortunately this can not always be avoided.
In the era of COVID-19 we have followed CDC and the State of New Jersey guidelines on Covid testing. There are changing policies regarding this based on current community levels of virus and also vaccination status. Currently we are testing patients who are not vaccinated and boosted for COVID for preoperative testing. Recent Covid infection is a risk factor for postoperative complications.
We ask that all breast surgery patients be up to date on mammograms and breast health screenings. We refer you to your Ob-Gyn for recommendations on when you are due for these tests. Routine mammograms will need to be delayed for six months after surgery (unless there is a pressing concern) and thus all patients should be up to date on screening mammograms prior to surgery.
Our patient coordinators will help guide you through preoperative testing and appointments and do everything possible to make this a quick and easy process.
What Our Patients Are Saying
They were all so friendly and great at their jobs. I was very nervous at my pre-op and surgical appointments and every staff member was kind and reassuring. I can’t recommend Dr. Sorokin and his team enough!
My experience was absolutely wonderful! Dr. Sorokin has a kind and gentle bedside manner and makes you feel very much at ease. The quality is phenomenal and beyond my wildest dreams!
Dr. Sorokin is an incredible doctor and is always using the most up to date technology. His staff is incredible and most of them have been with him for years. I’d give him a 10+.
Dr. Sorokin and his staff made getting plastic surgery so comfortable and magical, from the time I went in for consultation, to the financing part, everything was so smooth. Love you Dr. Sorokin and your entire team❤