Preparing For Surgery

The Physicians and Clinical Team
Members at Wisconsin Bone & Joint
Are Committed To Providing Patients
With Comprehensive Pre-Surgical
Information To Facilitate A Smooth
Surgical Experience

Preparing For Surgery At OHOW

OHOW performs more ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff, arthroscopic knee repairs, and carpal tunnel surgeries than any other hospital in Southeastern Wisconsin.

***  Please review, print and read this Preparing for Surgery handout at least 72 hours before you arrive for surgery at OHOW. ***

OHOW is the only free-standing hospital in the region fully dedicated to orthopaedic care, performing over 10,000 procedures each year. More people come to us because they not only believe in the quality of our work, but also expect a superior experience with unmatched results. Our satisfied, active and recovered patients are the proof.



Pre-surgery anxiety is completely natural.

Here is how we help:

  • We believe it’s important for you to have the opportunity to speak to your anesthesiologist, surgeon and nurses—ask questions, voice thoughts and concerns. Our Pre-Op approach provides ample opportunities for you to do just that.
  • We know that anesthesia is a frequent cause of Pre-Op anxiety and that you may have many questions and concerns. We work with you in the days leading up to your surgery to answer your questions and help put your mind at ease.
  • Every detail of our Pre-Op area is designed to maximize your comfort before surgery. Our patients tell us that this calming environment—and their conversations with our specialists before a procedure—makes a difference.Our patients walk to surgery.
    Unless you have a medical condition that prevents you from doing so, you will walk with the nurses to the operating room. It may seem like a small point, but it is part of our healthy patient philosophy where you are part of the team and the focus of our care.Each of our patients is introduced to the surgical staff once you arrive in the operating room.

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Our team is here for you

When conservative care and treatment is appropriate, we offer the best, least invasive, least aggressive treatment options to relieve your pain and discomfort. When an injury is more serious and conservative care is not an option, our orthopedic surgeons provide the latest in innovative surgical interventions available with the goal of getting you back to the life you love. Wisconsin Bone & Joint physicians offer orthopedic services at three convenient locations in Mayfair, Glendale and Cedarburg.