What to Expect

Making the decision to have surgery can be a challenge. Undergoing joint replacement, revision or spine surgery takes a lot of planning and can cause anxiety and stress. There are lots of elements involved, including making appointments, planning for surgery and preparing for your return home upon discharge.

The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence can offer you a helping hand. We have a dedicated orthopedic nurse navigator who will:

  • Provide education on what to expect before, during and after surgery
  • Give a tour of the center
  • Meet with the patient while in the hospital to monitor progress
  • Work closely with the patient’s surgeon and health care team to prepare for discharge

Our patient navigator will provide ongoing one-on-one support throughout the patient’s care. Should the patient or family members have questions, the navigator will be available to provide answers and make the experience as pleasant and stress free as possible. It’s comforting to know that a trusted resource is here to assist you and your family.

Surgery Pre-Op Education

Knee, hip, shoulder and spine surgery can be physically and psychologically stressful for patients. Getting you ready for surgery begins with a free preoperative education class about the surgery and what to expect before, during and after the procedure. The preoperative education class will answer your questions regarding your surgery, recovery and return to normal daily activities. Presented by a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including nursing and rehabilitation services, this class is specifically designed for our orthopedic patients, family members and/or caregivers.

  • This class is required for all patients, family members and caregivers.

    Class content includes:
  • How to prepare for your surgery
  • Pre-operative instructions
  • What to expect the day of your surgery
  • Post-operative care
  • Pain management
  • Body mechanics
  • Equipment and devices
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Discharge planning/resources available during and after hospitalization
  • Progress to expect following surgery

The preoperative education class will give you information on what to expect during your hospital stay and how to prepare your home environment for your discharge.


Total Joint Replacement: Every Monday and Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: GoToMeeting Virtual Class - An access code will be emailed to you once Alisyn Kantor receives your registration.

We encourage you to have your support person who will assist you after your hospitalization join the class as well.


Registration is required for this interactive class.
For more information, please contact Alisyn Kantor, RN, BSN, Orthopedic/Spine Navigation Coordinator, at 561-263-3633 or by email at Alisyn.Kantor@jupitermed.com.

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