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Your Spine Surgery

Admission

You will be admitted to the hospital at least 90 minutes prior to your procedure.

Please be sure to bring your insurance card, pharmacy card (if applicable) and any required co-pay.

You'll receive our Surgical Passport, which will tell you what to expect in each care area. It will also include the names of the spine surgery team members providing your care.

Your nursing team will help you with final preparations for surgery.

You will meet your anesthesiologist and discuss your anesthesia plan of care in our Pre-Surgical Care Unit.

After surgery

Following your surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room where the post-operative nurses will monitor your progress as you recover from the anesthesia.

This is typically a one-to-two hour stay; the Patient Support Assistant will keep your family informed of your progress.

Once your initial recovery is complete - usually within two hours - you will be transported to your room on our specialized orthopedic unit, where you will be cared for by orthopedic nurses trained in the unique needs of orthopedic surgery patients.

During your stay on the orthopedic unit, your care team will show you how to care for yourself and you'll also begin work with your physical therapist.

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