Once your joint replacement surgery has been scheduled, it is important for you and a family member (or coach) to attend a preoperative class, so you will know what to expect before, during and after surgery. By attending an educational class, you will have the opportunity to take an active role in your surgery and the recovery and rehabilitation process.
Your doctor will schedule a class session for you, based on the location of your surgery. Patients having surgery at Mercy’s central campus in downtown Des Moines will have class on Monday morning and patients having surgery at the Mercy West Lakes campus will have class on Tuesday morning. For more information about your specific class time, contact your doctor.