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For Our Existing Orthopaedic Patients at UPMC in South Central Pa.

At UPMC in South Central Pa., we believe that support and planning are important parts of any successful spine treatment. That is why we encourage all of our patients to utilize our patient education materials.

Patient Education Topics

At UPMC Pinnacle, our goal is to make sure you and your caregivers have a complete understanding of your condition and the treatment methods used by our expert providers. We offer patient education materials on a range of topics, including:

Your Partners in Health

At UPMC in South Central Pa., we are interested in your complete recovery.

You're invited to participate in an innovative program that helps prepare you for your procedure and allows your medical team to monitor your recovery process.

Through our partnership with CareSense, a third-party patient communication and education provider, you'll receive emails and text alerts or phone calls on a regular basis, including:

  • Reminders about your care
  • Educational materials for treatment at home
  • After-surgery care instructions
  • Surveys on your current symptoms, conditions and concerns

You may be asked to complete a short questionnaire in the surgeon's office or via email or telephone at several intervals throughout your care. These Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs), also called patient-reported functional outcomes, are recognized as critical tools in evaluating the long-term surgical effect on pain and function and enables clinic providers to assess the results of their treatments for the purpose of continuous quality improvement (CQI). Your completion of the questionnaire is appreciated.

This program allows us to help you with your recovery journey. Please notify your nurse care coordinator if, at any time, you decide to not participate. If you have any questions, please contact your surgeon or nurse care coordinator directly.

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