Pre-Surgery

Contact

Phone: 314-996-8104

Hours: 8am - 5pm (Mon - Fri)

Appt. Call Center:
314-514-3500

Pre-Op Instructions for Total Joint Replacement

  • Once you have decided to proceed with your joint replacement, you should call the office, 314-996-8104 and speak with Dr. Lux’s staff to set up an operative date. We will discuss your pre-op testing instructions at that time.
  • All patients will be need to be seen in office. If you have not been seen within 6 months, you will need to schedule an appt to see Dr. Lux. You will have a chance to go over the procedure and ask any questions at this time. If you have been seen, Dr. Lux’s staff will can go over any details about the surgery during scheduling.
  • During your pre-operative visit, we will review which medications you should take the morning of surgery with only a small sip of water. Otherwise, do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery, including gum and candy.
  • You will be called by the office prior to your surgery date with your arrival time. You should arrive at the main entrance of BJWC, the admitting office, two and a half hours prior to surgery. If you are the first case of the day, you should arrive at 5:30 a.m.
  • You will be taken from admitting to the family waiting room, where your family can wait during your surgery. From there, you will be taken to the pre-operative holding area. In the preoperative holding area, you will have an IV started, your operative area shaved and cleaned, and the correct leg marked. You will meet your anesthesia team and discuss your anesthesia options, if not already discussed at the time of your pre-op testing and evaluation appointment. Dr. Lux will also see you in the pre-operative holding area.

Contact

Phone: 314-996-8104

Hours: 8am - 5pm (Mon - Fri)

Appt. Call Center:
314-514-3500


“Dr. Lux did both of my mom's knees. She loved him!”
- L. Meyer