Hope Orthopedics of Oregon cares and wants the best possible outcomes for you. If your doctor determines that you need surgery, our partnerships with Willamette Surgery Center and Salem Hospital will help make the process as smooth and seamless as possible.

Coordinating your surgery can take some time. If you are planning on scheduling a surgery, here are a few things to consider:

  1. Getting authorization with your insurance company
  2. Medical clearance from your primary care provider may be required. If you are not established with a primary care provider or it’s been over a year since you have been seen, you may want to consider getting an appointment scheduled.
  3. Preoperative testing (blood work, EKG, etc.)
  4. Optimizing your health


Optimizing your health for surgery

Once we know you are healthy and safe to proceed, you will receive a call from a Hope surgery coordinator to officially schedule your surgery. Please review the form below titled What to Expect When Scheduling Your Surgery for complete details. We’ve included additional information below to help prepare you and assist with postoperative care.

Outpatient Surgery at Willamette Surgery Center

If outpatient surgery is a good fit for you, your doctor will perform the procedure right across the street in the comfortable surgical suites at Willamette Surgery Center. Click here for information about Willamette Surgery Center, and for pre and postoperative instructions.

Inpatient Surgery at Salem Hospital

You can expect total continuity of care if you need to have inpatient surgery.
Hope Orthopedics of Oregon physicians have full privileges at Salem Hospital.
And with a Salem Hospital lab at Hope Orthopedics of Oregon, your preoperative testing couldn’t be more convenient.

Total Hip and Knee surgery at the Salem Health Joint Replacement Center of Excellence:

Smoking and Surgery

Select insurance companies and surgeons may require patients to be nicotine-free for four weeks prior to surgery due to the risk of poor wound healing.