Guide to Surgery

Learn What to Expect Before, During and After Surgery

The surgical team at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center takes all possible measures to make sure that patients are fully ready for a surgery.

With our guide to surgery, patients and their families can know each step leading up to and after the surgery, along with facts about pre-op tests, surgical preparations and post-op care for when the patient returns home.

Knowing what to expect and how to prepare for surgery can help make the experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. Aids for patients and their loved ones include:

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