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
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. We encourage you to bring along the person who will assist
you after your hospitalization.
Total Joint Replacement: Every Monday and Wednesday - 10 a.m. to Noon
Spine Surgery: Every Tuesday - 4 to 5 p.m.
Where: The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence family
dining room located on the second floor of the Florence A De George Pavillion
Registration is required for this class.
For more information, please contact Veegie Hammill, RN, BSN, Orthopedic
and Spine Navigator, at 561-263-3633 or by email at Veegie.Hammill@jupitermed.com.