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Pre-Surgery Preparedness Checklist

Below is a list of things to think about, do, or purchase to prepare you for convenience and reference. Some may seem obvious, others you may not have considered. We wish for you a fantastic surgical outcome.  Thank you for choosing Orthopaedic & Spine Center for your spine care!

Spine Surgery Preparation Checklist

____ Surgery Scheduled at OSC

____ Medical Clearance Obtained (if needed)

____ Collar or Brace Fitted and Delivered

____ Collar or Brace Test-Driven

____ Pillows or Recliner for comfort

____ Comfort Items Purchased

____ Cough Drops, Chloraseptic Spray, Hard Sugar-Free Candy

____ Heating Pad, Tylenol, muscle rubs, ice packs

____ Personal Hygiene Items

____ Laxatives/Stool Softeners/Fiber Supplements

____ Dressing Changing Supplies – Gauze, tape, Band-aids, gloves

____ Comfortable Loungewear

____ Arrange Help with the Kids, Pets, Lawn, etc.

____ Arrange Transportation to and from the Hospital

____ Arrange Spouse/Family Member/Companion at Home for Early Recovery

____ Discontinue Prohibited Drugs 7 Days before Surgery

____ Pre-op Testing and Teaching Completed at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

____ Contact Home Health care agency (if ordered)

____ Space made at home for home-assistive devices (bedside commode, walker, hospital bed, etc.)

____ Home-assistive devices delivered and set-up

____ Pack overnight bag for Hospital stay (if applicable):

  • Pajamas or Nightgown, Bathrobe
  • Underwear
  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Contact Lenses or Glasses
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Reading material

To schedule an appointment at our Spine Center, give us a call at (757) 596-1900. Visit our Contact Us page for information on office hours. Our office is located in Newport News, VA. We are 40 minutes from Virginia Beach and an hour from Richmond, VA.

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