Two to four weeks before surgery, you should attend a pre-operative class at the hospital. You will learn:
- how to prepare for surgery
- pre-operative exercises
- precautions to take after surgery
- how to manage discomfort after surgery and what to expect during your recovery
Classes are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Afternoon and evening classes are available.
How to Register for Class
Our pre-admissions department will call you after your surgery is scheduled to make an appointment for class. You may also reach them directly at (716) 891-2604.
To minimize your visits to the hospital, you may schedule your pre-op testing on the same day as your pre-operative class. Please let the pre-admissions department know of your preference when they contact you.
Need a Refresher?
If you have attended class and would like a refresher on what you learned, click here to download.