Your Surgery

Dickson-Diveley’s board-certified physicians perform inpatient and outpatient surgery at the following locations:

  • Kansas City Orthopaedics Institute (KCOI) * – Leawood, KS
  • Saint Luke’s Hospital – Kansas City, MO
  • Saint Luke’s South Hospital – Overland Park, KS
  • Saint Luke’s South Hospital Surgery Center – Overland Park, KS

Surgery at KCOI

As evidenced by its outstanding patient satisfaction scores, surgery at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is a good choice for several reasons:

  • KCOI is Kansas City’s first and only hospital dedicated specifically to orthopaedics.
  • Additionally, all KCOI nurses work only with orthopaedic patients on a daily basis.
  • KCOI’s high patient to nurse ratio of three-to-one allows personalized orthopaedic care for every patient.
  • KCOI provides extra-comfortable, spacious pre-surgery suites and waiting areas for family and friends. Refreshments are available.

Pre-Operative Instructions

Prior to surgery, you will typically receive at least two phone calls:

  • A hospital registration representative will call to gather insurance and other personal information.
  • A registered nurse will call review to your health history and medication information.

Dependent on your health history, your physician may require:

  • Pre-surgical laboratory tests
  • X-rays
  • Primary care clearance

Pre-operative instructions will vary depending on your physician and the location of your surgery. Always check with your physician prior to surgery for his or her specific instructions.

In general, most physicians require that patients do not eat or drink after midnight prior to surgery. Additionally, you will need to designate a family member or friend to drive you home on the day of surgery. Surgical patients cannot drive themselves home.

Surgery Day

If your surgery is scheduled at KCOI, you can expect the following on surgery day:

  • A receptionist will check you in on the second floor at hospital registration desk.
  • A nurse will take you back and prepare you for surgery. He or she will start an IV, prepare the surgical site and review your medical history and medications.
  • Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will visit with you prior to your operation.
  • The surgical team will take you to the operation suite for surgery.
  • Once surgery is complete, our team will help you to the post-anesthesia area. A nurse will monitor your vital signs and assess your pain level.
  • Once the nurse has determined you are stable and alert, we will review discharge instructions with your family member or friend who is responsible for driving you home.
  • If you are spending the night with us, you will reside at our inpatient unit for the remainder of your stay.

Questions? Please call us at 913-319-7600 or contact us online.

* Ownership Disclosure: The Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute meets the definition of a “physician-owned hospital” under 42CFR489.3. This means that one or more physicians have an ownership or financial interest in the hospital. The physician who referred you to this hospital for a surgical procedure may be one of the physicians that have ownership or financial interest in this facility. It is your right to choose the hospital you wish. Most physicians with privileges at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute also are on staff at one or more other hospitals.