If you are scheduled to have spinal surgery please follow the instructions linked below. The information on these pages will provide insight on what to expect before, during and after your surgery.

Patients Are Important Members of the Healthcare Team

Safety is a priority for your doctor and the entire team caring for you. You can play an important role in your care by being an informed and active member of your healthcare team.


Patient Guide to Safe Surgery

Research shows that patients who participate in their health care decisions are more likely to have better outcomes. Ask questions, understand the treatment and follow the instructions, and you will be on your way to recovery.

Preparing for Surgery: Health Condition Checklist

Being physically ready for surgery will improve your chances for a good result, and reduce your risk for surgical complications.


Preparing for Surgery: Medication Safety Checklist

Medications can affect your surgery. Be sure to tell your medical team about all the medications you are taking.

Surgical Safety Checklist: Steps Your Healthcare Team Takes

What steps are being taken to ensure your safety before, during and after surgery? Click the link above for more information. 

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