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On Your Path To Recovery
Before Surgery //

Pre-Surgery Call

1-2 business days prior to your scheduled surgery you will receive a call from one of our nurses.  During this call we will review your health history (including medications and supplements) and will give you information regarding your scheduled surgery time. 

Important Pre-Surgery Instructions

  • ​You may not eat anything after midnight the night prior to your surgery.  

  • You may not drink anything (including water) 6 hours prior to your surgery.   

  • You should only take medications the day of surgery for acid reflux, thyroid medications, blood pressure medications or any medications for your heart (including cholesterol medications).  If you are diabetic, DO NOT take your oral diabetes medications.  If you take insulin, please discuss with your endocrinologist what dose of insulin you should take prior to surgery.  

  • You should not smoke, chew gum or use mints 6 hours prior to surgery. 

  • You should wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.  If you are having shoulder surgery please bring a t-shirt that is normally too big for you.  If you are having knee surgery, basketball type shorts or loose pants are appropriate.  

  • You should shower the morning of your surgery, however, please do not use lotions, creams, powders or makeup.  

  • You should leave all valuables at home and remove all jewelry prior to arrival. You may bring eyeglasses or hearing aids with you if necessary.   

  • You should fill any prescriptions given to you by your surgeon prior to the day of surgery.  You do not need to bring the medications with you the day of surgery.

  • You should bring any equipment (slings, ice machine, crutches, etc) with you the day of surgery.  Your crutches, scooters or walkers may remain in the car for your use once you arrive home after surgery. 

The Day of Surgery //

We are dedicated to ensuring your upcoming surgery is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.  Our physicians and staff work hard to provide you with the highest quality of care.  

What Happens Next

  • ​Once you arrive at the facility you will have some paperwork to review.  

  • Please have your photo id and insurance card with you the day of surgery.

  • Recovery time after your surgery is generally one hour. 

  • Because you are receiving general anesthesia, you must have a friend or family member drive you home and stay with you the remainder of the day and night after surgery.  You may not take Uber or a taxi unless you have a friend or family member riding with you.

  • Patients under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian with them the day of the surgery.  The guardian may not leave the facility at any time before, during or after the procedure while the minor is still under our care. 

Our Orthopedic Surgeons
Specialize In
  • Sports Medicine

  • Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Treatment​

  • Knee​ Treatment

  • Foot and Ankle Treatment

  • Arthroscopy

  • Collaborative approach utilizing both invasive and non-invasive treatments

Anesthesia Services

Anesthesia provided by Pontine Anesthesia Consultants.  Please visit the Pontine Anesthesia Consultants website for helpful patient and billing information:


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