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Orthopedic Surgery Support & Education

Joint Replacement Surgery Pre-Op Classes

When it comes to joint replacement surgery, each patient plays a key role their own recovery. To ensure surgery patients are well-prepared to participate in their care plan, the Sarasota Memorial Orthopedics team requires that patients having hip, knee or shoulder surgery must complete a Pre-operative Joint Replacement Education class prior to surgery.

The class, led by an Orthopedics Pre-op Education specialist, is currently offered in-person on the Venice campus, or online via an interactive, video-conferencing platform. The classes are held at various times throught the week to accommodate a variety of schedules.

Information & Registration


Joint Replacement

Click here to register for a Joint Replacement Surgery Pre-op Class (Virtual and In-Person classes available)

Click here to access the pre-recorded Joint Replacement Class

For info on joint replacement pre-op classes, call 941-917-4047 for the Sarasota Campus or 941-261-3062 for the Venice Campus or email

Spine Surgery

Click here to register for a Spine Surgery Pre-Op class (Virtual and In-Person classes available)


Click here to access the pre-recorded Spine Surgery Pre-op Class.

For info on spine surgery classes, call 941-917-7668.

The preoperative class will help participants:

  • Prepare for surgery.
  • Know what to expect during the hospital stay.
  • Understand pain management options after surgery.
  • Rehab therapy.
  • Set post-surgery goals. 
  • Understand their discharge plan.

To view a printable PDF of the "Joint Replacement Handbook," click here.

Joint repair / replacement surgery patients and their caregivers are strongly encouraged to also watch the below video, which has vital information related to patient discharge and post-op care at home. (Watching the discharge video below does not fulfill the preoperative class requirement.)


Spine Surgery Pre-Op Class

spine surgery class

We encourage all spine surgery patients to attend a Spine Surgery Pre-operative Education Class. Now offered virtually, the interactive, online class teaches participants what to expect before, during and after spine surgery for the neck (cervical) and back (thoracic/lumbar). With this knowledge, you are better able to participate in your care plan. 

Join our education specialist via video-conference for the 1.5-hour class; class times/dates vary.

To view a printable PDF of the "Spine Surgery Handbook," click here.

Call 941-917-7668 for more information.