Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Before Surgery

Why might a patient decide not to have surgery?

If someone needs to lose weight before surgery, how do you advise them or help in developing a care plan?

What is Pre-Optimization?

What is Prehab, offered by Andrews Institute Rehabilitation?

What information will patients receive from a joint navigator?

How do you make sure patients feel informed and ready for their treatment plan?

Do you consult with the patient’s other physicians while preparing for surgery?

Are there things a patient must buy or is recommended before surgery?

Aside from walkers, what other equipment might a patient need to think about?

Does it matter if a patient is on medications before surgery?