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Your Surgery and Recovery


You will receive a call from the pre-surgical unit two business days before your surgery. The nurses will review your medications and provide any instructions, confirm your procedure and tell you your arrival time.

On the day of your surgery, you will arrive at the Ambulatory Surgery Unit approximately two hours before your surgery. The nurses and staff will address any pain and prepare you for the procedure. You will meet your anesthesiologist, and your surgeon will review the procedure with you before your surgery begins.


After surgery, walking is a critical part of your recovery. Our staff will ensure you are up and moving on the day of your surgery. Nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists will assist you with walking and dressing activities. You may be discharged the same day as your surgery or within the next day. Your prescriptions will be filled at our pharmacy for your convenience. Our staff will discuss your medications and exercises with you and schedule your follow-up visit before you leave.

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