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J. Theodore Schwartz, Jr., M.D.

Meet Dr. Schwartz

Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Specializes in disorders of the Hand, Elbow & Shoulder
  • Harvard Fellowship trained
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy & Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel & Nerve Surgery

Post - Procedure

You will be transferred to recovery by the anesthetist and anesthetic nurse.  The nurses in recovery will ensure all patients have ice therapy, mechanical thromboprophylaxis instituted to prevent blood clots, any operative site discomfort managed, and any other clinical issues addressed before being transferred to the ward or in rare cases the intensive care (patients with very significant pre-surgery medical problems – for overnight observation). Doctor usually sees his patients in recovery and then on the ward on the same day or the day after. A physician will also see the patient on the ward to manage medical issues.