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Spine surgery education

  • If you are a patient scheduled for spine surgery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and are unable to attend the pre-operative class offered at either of these locations in person, your healthcare team requests that you please watch this series of spine preoperative videos.

    Please allow about 25 minutes to view the video series. 

    The videos will provide education on:

    • How to get ready for surgery
    • What to expect during your hospital stay
    • Pain management
    • Activity after spine surgery
    • After hospital care for spine surgery

    To confirm you have completed watching the videos, please send an email with your name and the month your surgery is scheduled for to:  DL.ANWSpinePreop@allina.com

    Please note that this email address is ONLY for confirming that you've watched the videos. If you have questions, please contact your clinic. We can't answer individual patient medical questions via this email.