Surgical Services

Baptist Collierville offers a wide range of surgical services through our inpatient and outpatient surgery departments, including orthopedic surgeries, general surgeries, endoscopies, vascular surgeries, ENT surgeries and cataract surgeries. In fact, Baptist Collierville is designated an Aetna Institute of Quality for Total Joint Replacement and Spinal Surgery, as well as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Our highly skilled staff is prepared to make you as comfortable as possible during your procedure and provide you with quality patient care.


Parking is available in the lots in front of the hospital. You will check in with the admissions department, which is located right inside the front door of the hospital.


Your admission to Baptist Collierville is scheduled by your doctor, who is a member of our medical staff. Patients are asked to pre-admit at their scheduled time. The preadmission procedure saves you valuable time and makes the admission process easier.

Instructions for Pre-Admit Testing

A pre-admit testing appointment is scheduled by your physician.You should bring insurance information such as your insurance card, claim forms, Medicare or Medicaid card, or military ID (Champus).

Upon arrival, you should go to the admissions department, where our staff will complete the registration process and then direct you to the appropriate department.

Please call the preadmission nurse at 901-861-8728 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. if you have any questions regarding instructions. If you need to change your appointment for any reason, please call 901-861-8777.

Joint Replacement Class

For many people, joint replacement surgery is a source of anxiety and uncertainty. Baptist Collierville's total joint replacement education class, Joint Venture, is designed to prepare you for both the surgery and rehabilitation, and to put your mind at ease about what to expect.

Class Schedule

Every other Monday
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Baptist Collierville Classrooms B & D
(Located on the first floor off the main lobby)

For questions and to register, please call the case management department at 901-861-8963.

Preparing for Your Surgery

The following are general guidelines; please follow any directions you receive from your surgeon and ask your surgeon or primary care physician if you have any specific questions.
  • Stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or any products that contain aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) two weeks prior to your surgery, as these can cause prolonged bleeding. Ask your doctor about alternative medications you can use, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol).
  • Complete any tests that have been ordered by your doctor prior to your surgery. The results are crucial to your procedure.
  • Do not eat or drink anything before your surgery for the length of time specified by your doctor (i.e., "after midnight" or "after 6 a.m."; this will depend on the time of day your surgery is scheduled). This includes gum or hard candy. Your surgery may be cancelled if you have something to eat or drink after the designated cut-off time.
  • Please be sure to arrange for an adult to drive you home after surgery.

On the Day of Your Surgery

You will need only a minimum of personal items, such as gowns, pajamas, robe, slippers and essential toiletries. Please follow the instructions given to you by your pre-admit nurse for the morning of your surgery. Be sure to bring your own containers for glasses, contact lenses or dentures.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and low-heeled shoes. Depending on your procedure, you may have bulky bandages that will require looser clothing when you go home.
  • Please leave valuables at home, including jewelry, large amounts of cash, credit cards, etc. All jewelry must be removed prior to surgery.
  • If you wear contact lenses or glasses, you may be asked to remove them. Please bring a case for safe keeping.
  • Please be prompt so that you will be ready for your surgery at the scheduled time. If you foresee a problem with arriving on time, please notify us at 901-861-8830 as soon as possible.
  • Relatives and friends may wait in the family waiting room while you are in your surgery.

Going Home

Following surgery, you will be transferred to a recovery room where you will be closely monitored as you recover from your anesthetic. Written instructions will be given to you or your family by your nurse to follow when at home. Instructions may include care of your surgical site, what to expect during your recovery, prescriptions for medications, etc. Please ask any questions regarding your care at that time.

To simplify the discharge process, please remember these steps:
  • Your physician writes a discharge order on your chart when you are medically ready to leave the hospital.
  • Discharge information is discussed with you, including medications, diet and allowable physical activity. Your doctor also lets you know if an office visit is necessary after your discharge.
  • Check your room for personal belongings and reclaim your valuables from the hospital safe, if needed.
  • When your transportation arrives, please allow us to escort you from the hospital. Covered entrances are available at the main entrance to the hospital and the ER.


Be sure to follow the instructions given to you by your physician and the hospital to ensure the best possible recovery from your procedure. You will receive a call from one of our nurses the day after your surgery to see how you are feeling and if you have any problems. If you have any immediate concerns about your medical condition once you arrive home (fever, chills, severe nausea or vomiting, bleeding or severe pain), you should contact your physician.

Contact Us

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville

1500 West Poplar
Collierville, TN 38017



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