Preparing for Back Surgery? Understand the Pre-op Process

No matter how prepared you are, it’s natural for your nerves to kick in as you get closer to your surgery date.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to calm your nerves, put your mind at ease, and ensure that you’re making the right decisions for your health and future.

As you prepare for back surgery, it’s critical that you consult with your medical team on what to expect. For example, they should be able to answer questions such as:

•    How should I prepare for surgery?
•    What time should I arrive?
•    Is there anything my family should know?
•    What will happen upon awakening from surgery?

We take great pride in helping our patients get ready for their surgery. We know that it’s a nervous time, and we make it our responsibility to help as much as we can.

Here’s what a recent patient had to say about their pre-op experience:

All of the Pre-Op was great, logical, spelled out and explained. The recovery time and associated restriction were spelled out and explained. While waiting for surgery in the hospital ER waiting room I had a visit from each professional member of the team who explained what their part in the surgery would be. It was such a calming experience knowing that I had such a sharp professional team contributing to the surgery.

As you prepare for back surgery, make sure you understand the pre-op process. As you gather more information, it’ll help ease your stress.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.

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