Before & After Your Surgery

A Concierge Experience

The Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites experience is recognized nationwide as one of a kind. We put our patients’ needs and comfort above all else to provide you with an award-winning experience you won’t find in most other orthopaedic surgical clinics. As traditionally invasive procedures shift to outpatient care, we have stayed ahead of the curve by offering same-day joint replacements and other procedures while providing a personalized patient experience.

From our extensive educational opportunities that prepare and educate you on what to expect, to our recovery suites made readily available with all the accommodations necessary, we educate our patients and focus on healthy healing. Our pre- and post-op offerings paired with our incredible and highly experienced surgical staff makes our orthopaedic surgery practice the best in our class.

Our team is dedicated to improving your life by reducing joint pain and increasing movement and function. Our program is designed to provide the information, care, and support that you need every step of the way to optimize your surgery experience, including concierge services with our advanced practice nurses.

Before Your Surgery

Any operation can be scary if you are unprepared and unaware; that’s why our patients are provided every opportunity beforehand to learn about what to expect during and after their surgery. Before scheduling your surgery, we will discuss any lifestyle interventions that may be necessary to reduce your risk of complications as well as improve your surgical outcomes. Quitting smoking and other general health recommendations will be offered, and we will make every effort to ensure you receive the appropriate referrals to other medical professionals that will help you.  

Once you are scheduled for surgery, one of our nurse educators will call you to complete a detailed health history assessment and to schedule your education session, as well as an anesthesiologist appointment.

We host group classes about one week before your procedure to present the details about your surgery and outline your process for recovery. While you’re enjoying your catered lunch, we will explain everything you need to know about your procedure, including pre-op instructions, post-operative care, and what to expect during your stay if you are scheduled to stay at one of our surgical suites. Our goal is to make sure there are no surprises when you arrive for your surgery. The class lasts about an hour and may include up to four other patients who will undergo the same procedure as you.

During your class, you will learn post-operative exercises and movements so you can practice before your surgery. You will also be given any medical supplies you will need for your post-op care, such as a cane or walker, cleaning solutions for your incision, and a booklet with care instructions. You will receive handouts to help you set appropriate expectations for your surgery, and a gift bag including your preoperative surgical scrub.

You will also be scheduled for an appointment with an anesthesiologist to discuss your medical history, complete a basic airway assessment, and plan the anesthesia to be used the day of surgery. You will typically sign the anesthesia consent at this visit.

Our nurse educator acts as a personal liaison to you and your support person before, during, and after surgery. We want you to understand the preparatory details and have all the supplies, appointments, and requirements completed for a successful outcome and comfortable surgical experience.

After Your Surgery

Depending on the extent of your procedure, you may require extended recovery time in one of our recovery suites in North Canton. Arthroscopic procedures can take a very short amount of time to perform and have a very short recovery time as well. After other procedures however, you may require additional physical therapy, along with a few weeks of rest to fully rehabilitate your body.

If you are going home on the same day as your surgery, you will be given the minimal amount of anesthesia necessary to keep you comfortable, yet allow you to easily recover from the anesthetic. Five hours after your surgery, you will be offered assistance by our medical staff to help you out of bed so you can walk.

Your support person(s) will be instructed on what to expect after you arrive back home. We will schedule your physical therapy session for the day after your surgery before you leave. One of our staff members will follow up with you 3 days and 21 days after your procedure via phone to answer any questions and ensure your recovery is going well.

Rest and therapeutic exercises, along with closely following any other postoperative instructions, are the best ingredients for full recuperation. To see the post-op recovery care instructions specific to your procedure, please see the attachments below.

All of our orthopaedic surgeons take a personal approach to your treatment plan. From the first time you meet your physician to the moment your treatment is finished, our team will pay the utmost attention to your concerns. Our compassionate surgeons make every effort to fully prepare you for your surgery and provide you with the highest quality post-op care, so you can get back to your normal daily routine, better than you were before, as quickly as possible.

The durability of your body’s musculoskeletal structure is what gets you up in the morning and keeps you independent, so never settle for less than the best when it comes to the care and maintenance of muscle and joint integrity. Take the guesswork out of orthopaedic treatment, and let the highly skilled orthopaedic specialists at Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites take care of you. Request an appointment online or call (234) 209-9397 to consult with a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon in North Canton, Ohio today.

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Patient Education

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