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Robert R. Cawley, D.O.

Dover, NH 03802

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Preparing For Surgery

Musculoskeletal Health

Getting You Ready

You’ve decided surgery is your best option.

It’s a big decision. Like anything, the more you know and the better you are prepared, the more successful your outcome.

That’s why our focus from day one is educating you and making you more comfortable with your choices.

Attend one of our community outreach seminars to learn more about your options. You’ll automatically receive VIP status to call in that day for a more immediate appointment with a specialist.

Everything is coordinated with your best health in mind. We offer many options to help prepare and guide you through surgery. 

A comprehensive health assessment through our Surgical Optimization Center can uncover potential risk factors for your elective joint or spine surgery, so you and your health care team can collaborate on a plan. Interventions may include a new treatment, seeing another clinician for additional therapies, or making lifestyle changes prior to surgery. 

Get your body ready for surgery with Prehabilitation classes. Work with a physical therapist on flexibility exercises, strength training, and endurance exercises in a group environment to better prepare yourself for hip, knee or shoulder replacements. Studies have shown that people who take the time to improve their strength and flexibility prior to surgery have better outcomes after their surgery. 

Attend your pre-op class to meet your team members, including a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist and case manager. 

Bring along a friend or family member as a “coach,” if you’d like. Together you’ll learn more about our “Sail through Surgery” techniques about how to relax and best prepare for surgery.

Discover the benefits of deep breathing and positive healing thoughts, called affirmations.

Request a Reiki treatment, which is a gentle, non-intrusive touch therapy, or take advantage of aromatherapy or pet therapy.

Watch a video presentation to help you better understand your surgical procedure.

Find out more about our Joint Camp, starting the day of your surgery, when you meet and work with a physical therapist. During your stay, as part of Joint Camp, you’ll have a customized twice-a-day session with your physical therapist and an occupational therapist.

Anytime you’re here, access our television channel, C.A.R.E. (Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment), offering around-the-clock soothing instrumental music accompanied by images of nature.

We try to anticipate everything you’ll want to know _ from when to start fasting to what you should know about the recovery process.

Yet we understand you may still have questions.  Our professional, caring staff is here to answer them.

Be in the know. It’s our priority.

Contact Us

For more information, please call the Joint Replacement Program Coordinator Donna Smith, RN, BSN, at (603) 609-6135.


 

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