Although getting a cold or the flu can happen after surgery, it has nothing to do with the actual procedure. We encourage you to contact your primary care physician for treatment. Dr. Feldman is a surgeon, not a family doctor, and therefore does not treat colds, the flu, urinary tract infections and other general health conditions. If you are concerned that you may be coming down with the flu or a cold before your surgery, let Jeannette, nurse or anesthesia provider know, as measures may be taken to reschedule your surgery if medically necessary. Sometimes an allergy to medications can give you a fever with or without a rash, and is treated by stopping medication.