What to Expect

Approval Process


Candidacy will be evaluated and determined through a four step process:

1. After Form Submission: You will be contacted by a representative from either CSOG or CCOE

2. If you qualify as a surgery candidate, a CSOG or CCOE representative will schedule your Initial Evaluation with the appropriate physician

3. During your Initial Evaluation, your assigned physician will examine your injury/condition and make final determination for surgery qualification

4. If you are approved for surgery, you will receive a call from two representatives:

          a. A scheduler from either CSOG or CCOE (whichever facility you had your Initial Evaluation at) to schedule your Post Operative Evaluation

          b. The Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Southern Colorado (OSCSC) who will provide you with your time of surgery

Due to the high number of inquires only 20-24 candidates will be approved for surgery.

After You’ve Submitted Your Candidate Submission Form

After form submission a representative from either Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group (CSOG) or The Colorado Center for Orthopaedic Excellence (CCOE) will contact you via phone between December 27th – February 3rd.

During this introductory call, we will ask a few questions to get to know you and further discuss the injury/condition as outlined within your Candidate Submission form.

If you are determined to qualify for the next round of evaluation, we will discuss next steps with you and schedule your Initial Evaluation appointment

Initial Evaluation

If you are a candidate who qualifies to move forward into step two of the approval process, you will be scheduled for an initial evaluation with one of our four board certified physicians.

Please bring your completed New Patient Paperwork with you to your Initial Evaluation

At this appointment, your assigned physician will exam your injury/condition and determine if your case is one to qualify for Free Surgery on Saturday, February 25th, 2023.

If approved for surgery, your physician will discuss with you the intricacies of your procedure, day of procedure details, and what to expect after surgery.

If at any point throughout this process questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact us

Prepare for Surgery

Between February 20th – 24th, you will receive calls from two representatives:

 1. A scheduler from either CSOG or CCOE to schedule your Post Operative Appointment

2. OSCSC (where surgery will be performed) to confirm your surgery time and arrival time

For additional details of how to prepare for surgery click the button below.

Day of Surgery

The Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Southern Colorado: 4110 Briargate Parkway, Suite 200

(OSCSC is located within the same building as Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group)

Please arrive for surgery at the time designated by the OSCSC representative the day prior to surgery. For most patients this will be 90 minutes prior to surgery start time.

Upon arrival:

Take any of the three main first floor lobby elevators up to the 2nd floor.

When you arrive at OSCSC, you will greeted by one of our receptionist who will work with you to complete your check-in and inform our teams you have arrived.

After initial check-in, patients will be taken back to be prepared for surgery.

Patient Guests

We welcome one guest per patient to reside within our lobby where you may help yourself to complementary coffee and reading material.

We also have several restaurants and coffee shops within the area for those interested.

Patient emergency contacts, please ensure your phone is readily accessible in the event we need to reach you. 

Post-Operative Therapy

After Surgery (if appropriate for the surgery you had completed) you will be provided with therapy exercises to perform within the days following surgery.

A Word of Insight:
Although surgery is done, the work to regaining full strength and mobility has just begun. Many final outcomes of a surgical procedure are determined by how well therapy was performed by the patient and the diligence they had with their post surgery protocols.

After Surgery

Prior to the day of surgery, you should have been scheduled for your two week Post-Operative Appointment. At this appointment, your surgeon will evaluate your incision(s), assess range of motion and functionality if appropriate, and discuss any questions you have.

We are here for you however needed therefore, please reach out with any questions if you cannot find answers within your surgical and post surgery packets.

**Please note**

While we are honored to serve you and provide an initial evaluation, surgery, and 90 days of post-operative treatment free of charge, in the event any complications arise where we need to take you back into surgery, additional service and facility fees may fall to patient responsibility.

Please thoroughly read the our Consent to Surgery linked below to fully understand what is free of charge within this opportunity and what may fall to patient responsibility.