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Spine Surgery Education Videos

Your care team has prepared these videos to help you to know what to expect for your spine surgery.

Topics include:

  • Preparing for surgery
  • What to expect the day of surgery
  • Recovery and medical management
  • Nutrition
  • Pain management
  • Movement after surgery

You are required to review these videos before having your surgery.


Welcome to UI Health

This video is an introduction to spine surgery at UI Health


Preparing for your surgery

This video describes what you can do to prepare for your spine surgery


Nutrition before and after surgery

This video shares information about the best nutrition to help you recover from spine surgery


What to do the day before your surgery

This video describes what you should do the day before your spine surgery


What to expect the day of your Spine Surgery

This video explains what will happen on the day of your spine surgery


Recovery after your Spine Surgery

This video shares with you what to expect in your recovery after spine surgery - including movement, pain management, caring for your incision, preventing blood clots, and when to call the clinic


Spine Surgery GuidebookClick here for a PDF booklet about preparing for your spine surgery.