Spine Surgery Guide


Dear Patient, 

On behalf of the spine physicians and the staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, thank you for entrusting us with your care. We are proud of the care we provide and pleased to offer this Guide so you and your family can fully understand what to expect when you come to Newton-Wellesley Hospital for your spine surgery.

Preparing for any type of surgery is an undertaking for patients, as well as their families. Each patient, as an individual, assumes a very important role in planning his or her care. The material in this Guide describes the typical routines and practices associated with having and recovering from spine surgery.

This information and advice comes from the collective experience of Newton-Wellesley Hospital health care providers, patients and families. In no way is it intended to substitute for the dialogue you will have with your surgeon and other involved health care providers. We hope that the material will help in your conversations with those involved in your care. We encourage you to carry this Guide and refer to it throughout your experience. You will also find that it is a convenient place to file other information pertaining to your care.

We are committed to providing you with an excellent experience. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help achieve this – we welcome your comments and suggestions. Thank you again for choosing Newton-Wellesley Hospital and for entrusting us with your care.

Spine Center Staff
Newton Wellesley Hospital

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