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Things to know before your visit
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Your consultation and who you'll meet
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What if I need surgery? How do I prepare?
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What to expect after surgery?

Preparing for your surgery

We understand that finding out you need spinal surgery is overwhelming and preparing for your surgery can be stressful. Your team at SpineCare of NY will do everything we can to ensure that you are fully prepared to undergo surgery, including pre-operative (pre-op) patient education. We encourage you to attend a pre-op education class, which is taught by registered nurses in collaboration with physical therapists and social work case managers who will provide an overview of what to expect when having surgery. The class is held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. Please let your surgical coordinator know if you would like to sign up. All questions and concerns about your upcoming procedure will be answered prior to your surgery day. We’ve got your back!

PRE-OP TESTING
Pre-op testing is required for surgery and will be performed within 30 days of your surgery date. Pre-op testing consists of blood and urine tests, possible chest x-ray and EKG and a pregnancy test for women of childbearing age. To help us effectively manage your pain following surgery, please bring a complete list of all of your medications.
PRE-OP PREPERATION
Prior to your surgery, you will meet with one of our team members and will be asked to sign your consent forms for the procedure during this time. Please bring any x-rays and/or CDs that we have not been given previously at this time.
THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY
A nurse will contact you after 2 p.m., the business day prior to surgery with instructions. They will inform you of the time to arrive at the hospital and where to go. You may call (212) 606-1630 at any time to hear a pre-recorded message giving pre-op information.

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