Thank you for choosing CoxHealth.

Review this Pre-Op Guide and learn how to prepare for surgery, what to expect while you're here, and how to continue your care once you're home. By partnering in your care, you can improve your recovery and make your hospital stay more pleasant.

Preparing for Surgery

Cox Plaza Hotel
Your Safety
Arrangements for After Surgery
Antibacterial Shower
Skin Preparation
Special Instructions

Day of Surgery

Arriving at CoxHealth
Before Surgery
In the Operating Room
After Surgery


Pain Management
Post-op Exercises & Activity
Relaxation Techniques

Tools & Resources

Outpatient Surgery Checklist
Inpatient Surgery Checklist
Going Home

What Every CoxHealth Patient Needs to Know

At CoxHealth, our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve through quality health care, education and research.

We want you to partner with us, so we can provide you with the best possible care. This guide was developed to provide you with the information you need about preparing for surgery, what to expect while you're at CoxHealth, and how to continue your care once you are home. 

Thank you for choosing CoxHealth for your care.