The Spine Center at Long Beach Medical Center emphasizes patient and family education pre-operatively. This education class is held for patients and coaches scheduled for spine surgery, and you will learn what to expect before, during and after spine surgery.
You should plan to attend the class 1 - 2 weeks prior to your surgery date. Classes are held at the hospital in the dedicated spine unit. You will only need to attend one class. Members of the care team will be there to answer your questions.