Orthopaedics: The Charles J August Joint Replacement Center

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Lead Up Week to Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Stop Medications that increase bleeding

If you have questions about which medications to continue or which ones to stop, please call surgical pre-testing at 368-4545 or the Orthopaedic Program Director.

Pack Your Bags
  • Insurance card (even if you already provided), photo ID and copayment.
  • Wear a button down shirt and comfortable clothing such as shorts and flat shoes/tennis shoes.
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, deodorant, razor, etc.).
  • Asthma inhaler
  • Please leave adaptive equipment (like a reacher) at home.
  • Do not bring any valuables (cash, credit card, etc.) except for your copayment.
  • You can bring your cell phone and laptop.
The day before your shoulder surgery
  • Call (585) 723-7975 between 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. to receive your surgery arrival time. If your surgery is on Monday, call the Friday before.
  • Eat a light dinner, and do not eat after midnight. This includes candy, gum, and mints.
  • No alcoholic beverages after dinner.
  • No smoking after midnight.

You can drink plain water up to four hours prior to surgery.

Our team earned The Joint commission's Gold Seal of Approval.
Unity Health The Charles J August Joint Replacement Center
1555 Long Pond Road   |   Rochester, NY 14626
(585) 368-4545