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Spine Surgery Education

Thank you for choosing St. Joseph's Hospital for your surgery!  We offer various options to help you prepare for your surgery:

·   You will be given a handbook in preadmission testing (PAT); this handbook contains information about the hospital, and your Spine Surgery

-   Spinal Surgery Guide Booklet

·    We offer a class to prepare you and your family for your surgery taught by our team that will be involved in your care.  You may find it helpful to be in a class with other people having joint surgery. 

·    Jan - Mar 2018    Apr - June 2018

If you are unable to attend a session, click here to select other options:

·   View class slides on my own:  Spine Surgery Class Information Presentation

·   Use my computer to participate in a live class via Web-Ex: Ortho-education@sjhsyr.org (see class dates above)

·   Email class presentation to me Ortho-education@sjhsyr.org

Preparing Your Skin Before Spine Surgery