Orthopedic surgery isn’t just what we do.
It’s all we do.
A smarter design.
A more seamless experience.
Top Tier Surgeon & Care Teams
Our board-certified surgeon partners specialize in orthopedics, performing hundreds of procedures per year. We train each member of our certified care team to do only one job: provide the best possible care for you, from start to finish.
Safety Driven Protocols
How should I prepare for surgery?
- Arrange for a family member or friend to accompany you to the center on the day of your surgery to stay with you the first 24 hours after you return home.
- Adjust your work/social schedule accordingly during your anticipated recovery time.
- Remove small throw rugs or other small obstacles that may be in your path.
- If you have pets, you may want to arrange for someone to assist in caring for them for a few days after you return home.
What Should I wear?Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing, and shoes with a non-skid sole, keeping in mind swelling may be present. If you wear eyeglasses or hearing aids, please bring them on the day of surgery. Please remove any jewelry or body piercings.
What do I need to bring on the day of surgery?Bring your insurance card and a form of identification with you on the day of surgery. Leave valuables and jewelry at home.
Should I fast prior to surgery?Please do not eat and drink anything with cream or milk for eight hours before surgical time. You may drink clear liquids (coffee/tea with sugar, apple juice, Gatorade) up until four hours before surgical time.
Who do I call if I have questions about billing or insurance?We are here to help make this a comfortable and positive experience for you. Please call Michelle, at (301) 701-6900 with any insurance or billing questions.
What medications should I stop prior to surgery?Please stop medications as instructed by your surgeon, primary care doctor, or specialist.
- 2 weeks prior to surgery please stop:
- Vitamin and herbal supplements
- Prescription diet medications
- One week prior to surgery please stop:
- Anti-inflammatory medications-Examples include but are not limited to ibuprofen ( Motrin, Advil), Meloxicam (Mobic), Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), Indomethacin (Indocin), Diclofenac (Voltaren)
- If you take a prescription blood thinner, please confirm with your provider when to stop your medication.
What should I expect the day of surgery?
Our highly experienced staff is committed to ensuring you have the support and guidance you need to have an exceptional experience and outcome
- Upon arrival, your temperature will be taken at the front desk
- Due to COVID-19 we are not allowing family members in the facility. We will be keeping them updated throughout your stay.
- You will meet with the anesthesiologist to discuss anesthesia and pain control before any medication is given to you.
- After surgery, you will be brought to a state of the art recovery room where you can recover in comfort. Our nurses will review post-operative instructions and get you on your feet and out the door.
- Depending on your procedure, you may see a physical therapist to help you walk and teach you how to use your assistive device.
When should I call the surgery center or surgeon’s office?
- If you have a consistent fever above 101.5 (for 8 hours or more)
- Drainage more than a droplet
- Pain not controlled by pain medication
- Inability to bear weight on your surgical leg if applicable
- Severe insomnia
- A foot or extremity that has no sensation, a discolored appearance and cold to touch
- Confusion or disorientation
How do I control my pain?
Please take medications as instructed by your surgeon. Please verify with your surgeon if it is okay to take
anti-inflammatories (Ibuprofen or Aleve) after surgery. If you have any questions, please call our nurses at