Back Surgery & Spine Education
Your healthcare team at St. Vincent’s Medical Center (SVMC) will assist you in meeting your goals and resuming a more active lifestyle.
To help you understand your hospital experience, preparation for surgery and recovery at home, we ask you to read each section carefully and jot down any questions you may have. Any member of your healthcare team can answer your questions.
You may wish to access these web pages again after your surgery to review the information during recovery.
Back Surgery Preparation & Recovery
1. Preparation for Surgery
2. Your Hospital Stay
3. Your Initial Recovery [Post-Anesthesia Care Pain Management Unit (PACU)]
4. Post-Operative Routine
5. Your Do's and Dont's
6. What to do at Home
St. Vincent's Medicial Center: Surgical expertise when you need it most.
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