The following checklist will help you better prepare for your surgical procedure so that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible.

  1. Let your employer know that you are scheduled to have surgery. 
  2. Call Lourdes Outpatient Rehabilitation at (270) 538-6271 before surgery so that you can schedule your first session the week after surgery.
  3. Make your home as comfortable as possible before surgery.
  4. Arrange transportation to and from our surgery unit ahead of time. 
  5. Have a friend or loved one available to help you the first 2-3 weeks after surgery since your pain level may limit your ability to do simple tasks.
  6. Do not eat or drink after midnight before your procedure.
  7. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and leave all jewelry at home.