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Day of Surgery

This is a brief overview of the activities that typically occur on your surgery day:


  1. You will be admitted to the hospital or surgery center.
  2. Your vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature, will be measured.
  3. A clean hospital gown will be provided.
  4. An IV will be started to give you fluids and medication during and after the procedure.
  5. All jewelry, dentures, contact lenses, and nail polish must be removed.
  6. Your shoulder will be scrubbed and shaved in preparation for surgery.
  7. An anesthesia provider will discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used.
  8. Your surgeon will confirm and initial the correct surgical shoulder and site of incision.

Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation.  The information on this site does not replace your doctor's specific instructions.