Surgery at UConn Health
Same-day surgical procedures can be performed at UConn John Dempsey Hospital or the UConn Health Surgery Center located within the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute. Both locations offer state-of-the-art operating rooms and fully-equipped postoperative patient care areas. Our team of skilled nurses, surgical assistants, anesthesiologists, and surgeons provide superb surgical care and get you back to life faster.
If you're having a procedure in the UConn Health Surgery Center, watch this video for a patient perspective on what you can expect during your visit with us.
When Your Care Involves a Hospital Stay
For cases requiring overnight care like joint replacement surgery, you will stay in UConn’s John Dempsey Hospital. Our new, state-of-the-art hospital tower opened in 2016 and has dedicated space for orthopedic patients on the fifth floor. There are 28 private rooms, a specialized gym, and rehab room. The staff on the floor, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and hospitalists, are specially trained in orthopedic care. We offer room service-type dining, free Wi-Fi, and many other services during your stay.
Here's a peek at what you can expect during your stay with us – all from a patient's perspective.