Thank you for choosing Blaine Orthopedic Surgery Center! We are happy to provide you with an exceptional surgical experience! This webpage will help guide you through what to expect leading up to and during your visit.
*These requirements may differ if your procedure is being performed under local anesthetic versus general anesthesia.
You will receive a phone call with all your pre-operative instructions. This call will include:
This is not an all-inclusive list so please be available for our call 1-2 business days prior to your procedure. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we are here for you!
Please complete the Pre-Operative Assessment with One Medical Passport at least 3 days prior to your surgery to allow time for a nurse to review. This will be sent to you via text message and/or email.
Take the elevator to the 3rd floor and check in at the front desk with your ride/responsible adult.
Bring your insurance card and ID.
If unable to fill out the Pre-Operative Assessment with One Medical Passport ahead of time, please bring a list of any medications including names and dosages.
Wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing to allow for dressings and/or splints (no jeans, please).
*You’ll note many of these tasks are repeated by different members of your care team. This is to ensure we all have the same, comprehensive information to keep you safe and provide the best outcome possible.
When your check-in is complete, a pre-op nurse will bring you back to a pre-op room where they will:
In Pre-op, you will meet your Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Nurse Anesthetist and Operating Room Nurse, who will perform a series of tasks for your safety.
Your Surgeon will:
Your Anesthesiologist will:
Your Nurse Anesthetist and Operating Room Nurse will:
All safety checks have been completed and the operating suite is ready for you! Your OR nurse and the nurse anesthetist will bring you back to the operating room. Once in the room, they will assist you with positioning and attach several monitors.
Your family is welcome to wait in the waiting area. We ask if they leave the facility, they return once they receive text or phone call notification that your surgery is nearing completion. If the patient is under 18, a parent or guardian will need to remain on the premises.
Once surgery is complete, the Surgeon will discuss findings with your family member/responsible adult. If your family member is not present or misses the phone call, they miss the opportunity to speak with the Surgeon.
After your surgery is complete, you will be moved to the recovery room where you will be monitored until you are ready to go home. Here are a few details about what you can expect in recovery:
Although times may vary, most patients are discharged within 60-75 minutes after surgery.
Sometimes patients and family are so focused on their surgery that they forget to ask questions about their recovery.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Prepare to stop at a pharmacy on your drive home to pick up your prescriptions if one was written for you.
A nurse from Blaine Orthopedic Center will call you the next business day to check-in on your recovery and progress.
If you have questions after discharge, please call your Surgeon’s office using the phone number listed on their information card in your discharge folder. This number will also roll over to an after-hours line, if outside of business hours.
In the event of a medical emergency, please call 911.