Pre-surgery education class

The hospital at which you are having your surgery may offer a pre-surgery education class. Members of your health care team will be there to answer questions and help guide you through your surgery experience.

It is strongly recommended that you bring a member of your care circle to this class. This person should also be available to act as a "coach" during your hospital stay and recovery.

At the pre-surgery education class, you will learn:

  • how to get ready for surgery
  • what to expect during your hospital stay
  • how to go home safely after surgery

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Knee Replacement, fifth edition, ortho-ah-90140
First Published: 10/01/2000
Last Reviewed: 05/26/2017

Scheduling your class

You will need to call to schedule a pre-surgery education class if you are having your surgery at one of the following hospitals:

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital:
    612-863-5100
  • Buffalo Hospital:
    Your class will be scheduled for you by your clinic. Call the clinic at 763-682-5225 if you have any questions.
  • Cambridge Medical Center:
    763-688-9923
  • District One Hospital:
    507-333-5518
  • Mercy Hospital:
    763-236-7700
  • Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus:
    763-236-7700
  • Regina Hospital:
    651-404-1002
  • St. Francis Regional Medical Center:
    952-428-2565
  • United Hospital:
    651-241-5390