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Spine Surgery

Surgery is the best option for a very small percentage of patients with spine conditions. The Spine Center at BIDMC strives to provide our patients with information to help you learn more about your condition and treatment choices — use these materials as an additional resource.

Videos: Surgery at the Spine Center

Dr. Arle visiting a patient ready for surgeryLearn all about having spine surgery at our Spine Center, from your initial consultation through follow-up care.

In addition, please read All About Your Spine Surgery (PDF), which your specialist will also provide you with before surgery.


Animated Videos: Spine SurgeryClick to watch animated videos of spine conditions and procedures

A picture can be worth a thousand words, and an animated video can help you understand spine anatomy and spine surgical procedures.


Questions You May Have about Spine Surgery


Contact Information

Spine Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Shapiro Clinical Center, 2nd Floor
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Having Spine Surgery

If you are a patient considering or scheduling spine surgery:

Watch our Spine Surgery Videos

Read All About Your Spine Surgery

Having Surgery at the Spine Center (PDF)

Preparation for Spine Surgery

If you will be undergoing spine surgery at our Spine Center, attend our pre-op class to learn more:

   • Class details & dates (PDF)


Call 617-754-3178