Out of an abundance of caution and in alignment with the CDC and the recommendation to avoid large gatherings, we are suspending all Spine 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. There is no charge to attend this class. Please call (714) 378-7264 to register.

Topics included:

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


  • 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


Dates in this Series

October 28, 2021
December 16, 2021
January 27, 2022