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Preparing For Surgery

Our patients report feeling better prepared and confident facing their surgery after attending our pre-operative information seminar. During this session you will learn how to prepare for surgery, what will transpire during your surgery and hospital stay, and what will happen after you leave the hospital. You will learn how Norwalk Hospital utilizes the latest technology in surgical and pain management techniques to improve your outcomes. 

For your benefit, the Pre-Operative Joint Replacement seminar is mandatory for all patients undergoing this surgery.  The seminar is held every other Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:30 in the 8th floor rehab gym of Norwalk Hospital. Patients and their Coaches (caregivers) are advised to register for this session as soon as possible after scheduling surgery.  Plan to attend this session 4-6 weeks prior to your surgery. For more information, call Deborah Canet, Joint Replacement Coordinator 203.852.3024.

Once your surgery is scheduled you will be contacted by EMMI Solutions by phone or email. You will be given instructions to set up an account which enables you and your family to access informative videos in preparation of your procedure. EMMI Solutions may be reached at 866-294-3664.

Where to Report on the Day of Surgery

On the day of surgery, you will report to the McGraw Ambulatory Pavilion at the time confirmed by Norwalk Hospital and your surgeon's office. Bring your photo identification, insurance card, and other items as instructed. If a loved one is dropping you off at the McGraw Pavilion on the morning of surgery, they may then proceed through the parking gate to the main parking and use general parking or valet parking. The McGraw Pavilion may also be accessed through the main entrance of the hospital; turn right at the security podium and proceed down the hallway.