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Preparing for Your Surgery

Our expertise assures our patients receive the most optimal care.

Patients who come to HSS find a highly focused, multidisciplinary team that can address every aspect of their musculoskeletal condition. Patients benefit from the interaction of orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, rheumatologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, physical therapists, and other medical specialties collaborating on the best approach to care. Working alongside them are case managers, patient liaisons, social workers, patient advocates, chaplains, interpreters, support staff and volunteers to provide a positive, seamless experience.

The following contains information about what you can expect as a patient, as well as resources for you before, during and after surgery.

Surgical Patient Guides

  • Patient Information Guide – Designed to help patients answer any questions they may have about their upcoming surgery
  • Patient Safety Guide – Designed to empower patients to partner with their healthcare team to ensure the best outcomes
  • What Should I Bring to the Hospital? – Use this check list to guide you in your presurgical packing, as well as to learn what not to bring during your hospital stay.

Specific Procedure Guides


Surgical Location Guides

See additional location guides that provide planning, location and logistics information for day of surgery.

Useful Phone Numbers

Main Operator: 212.606.1000
24-hour Patient Information: 212.606.1377
Family Resource Line: 212.774.7547

Patient & Family Atrium Phone Numbers:
1st Floor: 646.797.8301
4th Floor: 212.774.2201
9th Floor: 212.774.2179