There are several items that need to be done to prepare for surgery:
4-6 WEEKS PRIOR TO SURGERY
□ Obtain Medical Clearance and EKG
Call your Doctor(s) and make an appointment for a complete pre-operative exam and surgical clearance.
It is your responsibility to ensure that our office receives your clearance prior to your pre-op appointment.
□ Dental Check Up
See your Dentist and take care of any dental work and/or routine cleaning at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. You should not have any dental work for 3 months after surgery.
□ Lab Request Form
Three weeks prior to surgery, please take this form to a facility to have the pre-op labs drawn. No fasting is necessary. St. Joseph Mercy Labs do not require an appointment.
2-4 WEEKS PRIOR TO SURGERY
□ Attend Joint Care Class.
Classes are held on the 7th floor inside St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Please take the south elevators and follow signs to locate the classroom. Please contact Christina Dudek at 248-294-6770 to set up a date for the class.
Class Date: __________________
□ Pre-Op Appointment
This is the final appointment before your surgery. Please provide an up-to-date medication list at this time. You should have your medical clearances and lab work completed prior to this appointment. Please visit www.OSOC.com under “education” for information on your planned procedure and come with any questions.
Preop Date: ________________________
1-2 WEEKS PRIOR TO SURGERY
1-2 DAYS PRIOR TO SURGERY
□ Confirm Surgery Time
Pre-Admission Testing at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland will call to confirm your surgery time and review your list of medications.
Surgery Time: ___________________
□ Do Not Eat Or Drink Anything After Midnight The Day Before Your Surgery
This is for your own safety. You may be instructed by the anesthesiologist to take certain medications the night before and morning of surgery.
□ Prepare your skin with Anti-Septic Wipes
The hospital will provide these wipes. Use these wipes the day before your surgery
2 WEEKS AFTER SURGERY
□ Follow up with the office for a post-op appointment and Xrays
Post op Appointment: _________________________
□ Please keep in mind that due to the Michigan Opioid Law, you must have a paper prescription for controlled medications. Please allow your physician 48 hours to address any refill requests. Thank you
**Please review the joint booklet and the frequently asked questions on www.osoc.com for common pre and post-operative
***If you require any additional information, please contact the office at 248-335-2977