Leaving the Hospital

In preparation for discharge following surgery it is very important to have a plan in place. 

Discharge planning is important and a plan should be in place before your surgery.

Please refer to the patient checklist on preparing your home for recovery.

Most of our patients are discharged directly home. You will need to arrange to have someone drive you home from the hospital and stay with you for your first night at home.

You may need assistance with meals, cleaning, and shopping for at least the first several days and should plan for these needs in advance.

The Spine Institute Interdisciplinary Team will work cohesively with you and your family, as well as your insurance provider, to help you achieve a smooth transition home.

If you have any concerns about your ability to manage your personal care, mobility, medications, or any other recovery needs once you return home, please bring them to our attention as we are here to assist you in your successful recovery.