Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of tests will I need before surgery?
Will I need to donate blood before surgery?
Are there any medicines I need to take before surgery?
Are there medications I need to stop taking before surgery?
How long will I be in the hospital?
What should I bring to the hospital?
When should I arrive at the hospital for my surgery?
Can my family stay with me during this time?
Will anyone contact me before surgery to discuss any concerns I may have?
Day of Surgery
What type of anesthesia will I have?
How long will the surgery take?
Will the surgeon see my family immediately after surgery is completed?
What will my hospital stay be like?
Will I see my doctor regularly while in the hospital?
When will I be ready for discharge?
How will I know whether to go home or to another facility for further rehab?
Discharge Day: Recovery
What can I expect the first few days after discharge?
Do I need someone to stay full-time with me when I go home?
When can I go up and down stairs?
Will I need pain medicine after I'm discharged from the hospital?
How long will I need to use my walker or crutches?
When can I go outside?
When can I drive?
When will I be able to return to work?
When will I be able to participate in sports activities?
When will I be able to have sexual intercourse after my surgery?
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