When you arrive, please go to the hospital’s main entrance lobby. You will be directed to Patient Relations. From there, you will be escorted to the Preoperative Holding Area. While in the Preoperative Holding Area, your family member or significant other will be invited to sit with you until surgery.
The nurse will review pre-surgical instructions and begin post-surgical teaching. Your anesthesiologist will meet with you as well to discuss anesthesia options and perform a short physical examination. Here you will also meet your operating room nurse, and have an opportunity to ask any outstanding questions. You will then be taken to the Operating Room. A shoulder replacement generally takes about 2 hours.