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Things to Do 30 Days Prior to Surgery

Identify Your Coach
This person can be your spouse, child, sibling or friend, or any person who wants to support you through this process. Your coach should be involved with every aspect of your experience.

Schedule Pre-Operative Work-Up
Schedule pre-operative work-up by your primary physician for medical clearance.

  • Chest X-ray
  • EKG
  • Blood work
  • Dental exam (within the past year)

Pre-Registration For Inpatient Stay
You will be contacted by the Holy Cross Hospital Patient Registration Department one to two weeks prior to your surgery. Please have your insurance information available.

To expedite the registration process, please complete our secure online pre-registration form.

Pre-Operative Anesthesia Appointment
The registration clerk will contact you to schedule your appointment. If your appointment has not been scheduled 10 days before your surgery, please call 301-754-8200.

Learn more about anesthesia.

Pre-Operative Class
Please call the Joint Center at 301-754-7770 to schedule your pre-operative class. Classes are held the first and second Monday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Professional and Community Education Center on the first floor of the hospital. Attend this class approximately two to four weeks prior to surgery.

View the 2015 schedule of pre-operative classes.

Perform Recommended Exercises
Perform recommended exercises prior to surgery.

Learn about the exercises you should be doing prior to surgery.

Prepare List Of Medications
Prepare list of medications to bring to the hospital. Please use the "My Medication List" form.


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