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277 Pleasant St Suite 101, Fall River, MA 02721 |

Before Your Surgery
  • We will schedule you for preadmission testing at the hospital (you will be tested for COVID-19).

  • We will help you get medical clearance from your primary care provider and any specialists that you see regularly.

  • We will schedule you for a preop visit with Dr. Mesiha to fill out some paperwork and answer any questions you may have.

  • You will prepare yourself to be compliant with any postoperative restrictions that you will have (e.g. for a rotator cuff repair you will have to wear a sling at all times for six weeks followed by six more weeks of no pushing/pulling/lifting for a total of three months of having very little use of your arm). These precautions may be a nuisance, but they are necessary for a great result.

  • You will prepare to have the help that you need both the day of your surgery and the early postoperative recovery.

  • You will get a recliner or another way of propping yourself up, since it is hard to sleep flat after shoulder surgery.

The Day of Your Surgery
  • Leading up to your surgery, you will follow all the instructions given to you at the preadmission testing.

  • After your surgery, you will follow one of the these procedure specific instructions that will be given to you on the day of surgery:

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