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Discuss with your Doctor if you are a candidate for outpatient surgery.

What to discuss before surgery

Outpatient surgery refers to patients who have surgery and can return home on the same day. This allows patients to rest and recover in the comfort of their own home. Nonetheless, it is critical to be an important participant in your healthcare to prevent complications. The preparation for surgery starts with a thorough discussion with your doctor and/or surgeon.

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Topics that should be reviewed include:

  • Previous surgeries: discussed complications as your response to having anesthesia
  • Current medications: discuss prescription medications over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal remedies.
  • Health conditions: how will they affect surgery. These include: Allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, anxiety, heart problems, etc.
  • Pregnancy: Discuss if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant or if you’re breastfeeding.
  • Substance abuse: Discuss any alcohol usage, drug abuse or if you smoke.
  • Communication: Communicate any concerns.

MyMobility for Total Hip and Knee Replacements

If you are having a total hip or knee replacement the Upper Peninsula Surgery Center has a special plan for you to be successful on your recovery.

Every patient’s orthopedic journey is unique. In addition to helpful reminders, progress reports, and support, the MyMobility app will allow you to rate and share your satisfaction with your progress in real time.

To view more information on the MyMobility app, click here to watch the video.