Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for Surgery is a 45-minute class taught in the Patient Education Center. After completing this class, you should be able to:

  • Understand the expected procedures and events of the surgical day
  • Identify equipment commonly used after surgery
  • Demonstrate postoperative exercises
  • Describe possible postoperative discomfort and its management
  • Discuss the role of the family on the surgical day

This class includes instruction, a video presentation, an overview of selected medical equipment, discussion and an opportunity to ask questions. You'll receive a packet containing a summary of class content and related materials for future reference.

For information on class times, call 507-284-8140 or stop at the Patient Education Center reception desk.