Schedule your procedure and make travel plans, if necessary
About 70% of our patients travel to see us. Should that be you, rest easy and know that your Patient Care Manager will help prepare you for your trip. If you are an in-town patient, just get some rest and think about all the things you’ll be able to do when your pain is gone.
Pre-Op: You will complete pre-clearance testing (if not already complete) and a pre-op appointment. Meet your North American Spine doctor face-to-face and discuss any remaining questions. Following your pre-surgery clearance, you may undergo some diagnostic pain mapping to confirm your pain sources.
Procedure Day: You will undergo your pre-determined procedure. You will arrive at the surgical facility, where our staff will prepare you for surgery. You will most likely be placed under light general anesthesia and admitted to the procedure room. Most of our procedures are outpatient, though some may require a short hospital stay.
Post-Op: You will attend a post-op appointment and receive post-procedure care instructions. After the procedure, you will visit your North American Spine doctor for a post-op evaluation and instructions. Rest, relax, and enjoy your new freedom from pain. You’re on your way home!