Pre-Operative Class for Orthopedic Surgery

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

Class Schedule

Classes are held on every Wednesday with both afternoon evening classes are available. To view upcoming classes click here.

How to Register for Class

Our hospital staff will call you after your surgery is scheduled to make an appointment for class. You may also reach them directly at (716) 891-2163.

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.


We ask that you please review the attachments prior to your surgery.

Need a Refresher?

If you have attended class and would like a refresher on what you learned, click here to download.