What You Need to Know for the Day of Surgery
Arrival at Hospital
• Enter through the main entrance of the hospital (on Federal Hwy.,
south of Commercial Blvd.).
• You have the option to self-park or use our complimentary valet.
• Wheelchairs are available if needed.
• If you require an assistive device, you can ask for labels so you don't
lose them upon entering the hospital.
• Reception is the first desk and greeter you come in contact with
upon entering the hospital.
• Let them know you are here for surgery.
• They will give you a visitor's pass and send you to Admitting.
• Admitting is on the first floor. They will ask you to fill out some
• They will also issue your patient ID band at this time.
• It is important that your ID band stays on during your hospital stay.
3rd Floor (Pre-Op Holding)
• You will be called into Pre-Op Holding where the nurse, anesthesiologist
and surgeon will come to see you.
• They will prep you with IVs, help put away your personal belongings
and ask you a few questions about any adverse reactions to surgery.
• Your surgeon will touch base with you and may sign the surgical
• The length of your surgery will vary depending on your procedure.
• Refer to your surgeon for specific information regarding your operation,
the prosthetic materials, etc.
Orthopedic Floor (on 4 West)
• After you recover from surgery, you will be transferred to the
orthopedic floor and meet your nurse.
• Private rooms are available for additional cost. Prior to surgery day, you
are encouraged to call Admitting and request a private room.
• White boards at bedside provide your nurse's name and extension,
planned discharge date, therapy times, diet, etc.
• Meals are served via room service. Call and order meals at your
• It is important to continue your hourly exercises and incentive
spirometer after your surgery.
• Download: Orthopedic Floor Information
What You Need to Know After Surgery.
Return to Pre-Surgical Information Page.