New York City Physician Dr. Marina Gafanovich: Now Performing Preoperative Clearances in Upper East Side Practice

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#1 Ranked NYC Internist Performs Pre-Operative Screens and Clearance

I feel that I can contribute greatly to the successful outcome of a surgery by a careful and thorough screening of each preoperative patient

Manhattan Internal Medicine doctor, Dr. Marina Gafanovich performs preoperative screens in her Upper East Side physicians office.

Preoperative assessments are often requested by surgeons and performed by internists. All surgeons wish to mitigate risk during surgery. Preoperative screens and evaluations provide an assessment of current medical issues in the surgical patient, as well as, provide recommendations of how to manage these problems during surgery. Surgeons are usually called upon to perform a specific operation relative to a specific disease or condition. A surgeon who is performing corrective surgery for a mitral valve prolapse would not necessarily be made aware of relative disorders that could affect the outcome of surgery. Ordering a preoperative screen enables him or her to better understand and prepare for any potential medical conditions that could create a risk either during or post-surgery.

Manhattan internal medicine doctor, Marina Gafanovich is always happy to assist surgeons by performing this very vital component to the surgical process. “I feel that I can contribute greatly to the successful outcome of a surgery by a careful and thorough screening of each preoperative patient,” Dr. Gafanovich tells us. “Many times surgeons are brought in by a specialist and do not have a prior relationship to the patient. They are chosen for their skills and steady hands. Their interaction with the patient can be very limited. Surgeons are like trained snipers. They focus with great intensity on their target. Internists like myself, however, have a bird’s eye view of the situation and can provide the surgeon with all of the necessary details that will produce a positive outcome for the patient.”

As an Upper East Side doctor her primary care patients are usually those who live in the vicinity. Her ratings as a #1 New York City Internist has doctors from all over Manhattan sending her patients for preoperative screens. She enjoys meeting new people and being a part of their healing experience. “I became a doctor because I enjoy helping people, of course. I became an internist because it allowed me to treat a wide variety of illnesses and ailments. New York Preop s are really the only chance that I get to feel like House,” she laughs. “You can meet an entirely new person and have to assess them for surgery. This means I have to be able to uncover any potential threat to the success of that patient’s surgery. Not only does this require a lot of analysis and observation, but it is a huge responsibility.”

Dr. Gafanovich’s Upper East Side doctor’s office is fully equipped to perform all manner of screens and evaluations that would be required for preoperative clearance. She feels that she is fully prepared to perform any New York preoperative clearance that could be requested by surgeons.

Dr. Marina Gafanovich is a board certified internist practicing in the City of New York. She has attending privileges at both New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center and at North Shore University Hospital. She has been ranked a #1 Internist in New York by prestigious consumer opinion organizations like “Health Grades”, “Wellness”, “Avvo”, and “CitySearch”.

Her office is located on Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD - 1550 York Avenue, New York NY 10028 - (212) 249-6218.


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