Dr. Jonathan Ticker is proud to be a practicing physician at Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group. Our hospital and surgery center offers state-of-the-art computer systems, medical equipment and surgical instruments to help ensure a successful shoulder procedure, either minimally-invasive or a traditional surgery.
After your initial appointment, if Dr. Ticker determines an orthopedic surgical procedure will be the next step towards treating your shoulder condition or injury, surgery can be scheduled by calling our office at (516) 881-7525. Denise Katsaros, his surgical coordinator is at ext. 1006.
Dr. Ticker provides each patient undergoing shoulder surgery a distinct set of guidelines for pre-operative, post-operative and rehabilitation recovery. Those will be discussed and provided upon your office visit.
Pre-Operative and Post-operative Guidelines
- Gather your paperwork for the surgical facility or hospital, as well as any test results, MRIs or x-rays that Dr. Ticker will need for the surgery. If you have the actual films, make sure you bring them with you.
- Do not consume food or liquids after midnight on the evening prior to your surgery date due to complications associated with anesthesia. Additionally, we recommend you do not smoke, chew tobacco or consume alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to surgery.
- If you need to take medication after midnight, do so with sips of water but nothing more.
- If you plan to shower before surgery, don’t apply lotion or cream near the surgical site.
- Stop taking all herbal remedies, aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Naproxen, etc.) 10 days prior to surgery unless otherwise instructed by Dr. Ticker. It is acceptable to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) if medication is needed for pain.
- Have someone available to take you home after surgery. You will not be able to drive initially following your surgery.
- Do not drink or eat anything in the car on the trip home. The combination of anesthesia, food and car motion may cause nausea or vomiting. After arriving home, wait until you are hungry before attempting to eat. Begin with a very light meal and try to avoid greasy food for the first 24 hours.
- Keep the affected arm elevated and take pain medication as directed by Dr. Ticker. Begin pain medication as you start getting uncomfortable, but before you are in severe pain.
Following the completion of your shoulder surgery, you will be moved to a recovery room. If your surgery is an outpatient procedure, you will be moved from recovery to a post-up unit when you’re ready, and discharged from there when you’re feeling up to going home. If your procedure requires an overnight stay, you will get transferred to your hospital room from the recovery room.