Pre-Op Patient Instructions

These guidelines will help you prepare for your Pre-Operative appointment.

Please bring a list of your current medications, both prescription and over the counter drugs, as well as a pharmacy name and number to your preoperative History and Physical appointment.

It is important that you discontinue any aspirin, products containing aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, or “blood thinners” for a full 7 – 10 days prior to your surgery. The presence of these drugs in your system could cause your surgery to be cancelled.

If you are having a fusion or kyphoplasty, you will be wearing a brace after surgery. Bob Bailey supplies our braces and will meet with you at your pre-op appointment in our office. If for any reason Bob is not able to meet you then, he will contact you to set up an alternative meeting to fit your brace.

If you were instructed to obtain medical clearance, please ensure that we receive all paper work prior to your pre-op appointment. Failure to do so will result in your surgery being rescheduled.

Post-Op Patient Instructions

For your convenience, we have provided post-operative patient instructions below to help explain steps to take after surgery and what to expect in regards to recovery. Just click on the appropriate surgery listed below to download and print instructions.

Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (360° Lumbar Fusion)
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Brain Tumor Surgery
Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
Closed Head Injury Surgery
Chiari Malformation Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Microdiscectomy/ Foraminotomy
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Posterior Cervical Fusion
Surgery for Subdural Hematoma
Ulnar Nerve Transposition Surgery
Lumbar Spacers