Out of an abundance of caution and in alignment with the CDC and the recommendation to avoid large gatherings, we are suspending all Spine Surgery Pre-Operative Education classes until further notice. While these sessions will not occur in-person, Spine Navigator, Winnie Elias, RN is available by phone and email to offer you support and guidance at (714) 378-7264 or  WElias@memorialcare.org. Our spine guidebooks are also available online here or can be mailed. Thank you for your understanding as we observe a period of “social distancing” to ensure everyone’s health and well-being.

Thousands of spine surgeries are performed nationwide every year. At the Spine Health Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, our goal is to relieve your pain, restore your physical functionality & independence as quickly as possible. You play a key role in your recovery which will ultimately lead to a great outcome. In the pre-operative class, you’ll learn what to expect before, during and after spine surgery. Zoom sessions are free and registration is required.

Topics included:

  • Preparing for surgery
  • What to expect after surgery
  • Your recovery
  • Discharge planning
  • Exercise and therapy demonstration
  • Questions and answers

Speakers:

  • Orthopedic Certified Nurse
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist

Our Spine Health Program Features:

  • A spine program navigator to guide you through to recovery
  • Nurses and dedicated therapists trained to work with spine surgery patients
  • Mobilization as early as the day of surgery
  • Family and friends participate as “coaches” in the recovery process