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Pre/Post Op Instructions

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Discograms

Post Op Instructions  •  PDF

Kyphoplasty

Post Op Instructions  •  PDF

Medial Branch Blocks

Pre/Post Op Instructions  •  PDF

Microdisectomy

Pre/Post Op Instructions - Dr. Abbasi  •  PDF
Pre/Post Op Instructions - Dr. Kim  •  PDF

Myelogram

Pre Op Instructions  •  PDF
Post Op Instructions  •  PDF

ACDF Fusion

Post Op Instructions - Dr. Abbasi  •  PDF
Post Op Instructions - Dr. Kim  • PDF

Lumbar Fusion

Post Op Instructions - Dr. Abbasi  •  PDF
Post Op Instructions - Dr. Kim •  PDF

Posterior Cervical Fusion

Pre/Post Op Instructions - Dr. Abbasi  •  PDF
Pre/Post Op Instructions - Dr. Kim  •  PDF

Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement

Pre Op Instructions  •  PDF
Post Op Instructions  •  PDF

More Preop Patient Instructions:

  • Stop smoking several days before surgery
  • Do not eat or drink after midnight prior to surgery date
  • Medications may be taken with small sips of water after midnight
  • Stop blood thinners such as coumadin one week before surgery
  • Stop aspirin products one week before surgery
  • Stop advil, Aleve, Motrin, and other NSAID's one week before surgery
  • Stop garlic, fish oil, other herbal products one week before surgery
  • Stop plavix, trental, and other blood thinning products one week before surgery
  • Get history and physical from family MD or internal medicine MD within two weeks
  • Surgery will be canceled if there is no pain or dramatic improvement of pain
  • Surgery will be canceled if there are symptoms of cold or flu
  • For fusion patients they cannot take aspirin or Motrin products 1st 6 months after surgery
  • For fusion patients they cannot take fosomax or other products 1st 6 months after surgery