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Preparing for Back Surgery Classes

Free Spine Surgery Preparation Classes for Back Surgery Patients at Swedish Medical Center

Spine Pre-Op Class

The class is designed to help patients feel more comfortable about their upcoming hospital stay, to create appropriate expectations about the surgery and post surgical care, and to begin the education process so they can experience the smoothest recovery.

Laurel Solomon, RN, MSN, FNP Spine Nurse Practitioner-Swedish Medical, leads the class and covers the following topics:

Before Surgery

  • Home safety
  • How to set up your home before surgery
  • What items to bring and what not to bring to the hospital


  • What to expect the day of your surgery
  • What happens in pre-op holding, surgery and post-anesthesia recovery

After Surgery

  • What to expect when you arrive to the patient room
  • Pain management
  • Spinal precautions
  • Activity/rehab after surgery

Going Home

  • What the requirements are for going home
  • General health care for home
  • Pain management
  • Home activities

2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month from 8 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Swedish Medical Center (get directions)
501 E. Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80113

Register Online or call 1-866-7SWEDISH (1-866-779-3347).