We are proud that you have chosen UPMC in Central Pa. for your surgery. We offer a unique, comprehensive spine surgery program developed by a collaborative orthopaedic and neurosurgical team. Comprised of physicians, nurses and other professionals trained in the care of patients undergoing spine surgery, our team works with you through every step of the surgical process.
As a UPMC spine surgery patient you will be guided through your surgical preparation, procedure and recovery by your nurse care coordinator. Your coordinator will:
At any time before or after your surgery you may call your nurse care coordinator to ask questions or discuss concerns.
We understand that having spine surgery can raise many questions and concerns. That’s why we developed comprehensive guidebooks for our patients who are undergoing spinal surgery. Our guidebooks cover general information, preoperative guidelines, your surgical experience, recovery and home care. We offer two guidebooks for our spine surgery patients, which you will receive in your surgeon's office.
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