Spine 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.

Learn all about having spine surgery at our Spine Center, from your initial consultation through follow-up care. We have a series of videos that can help you, along with an informative PDF, which your specialist should also provide you with before surgery.

Watch: Spine Surgery Videos

All About Your Spine Surgery (PDF)

Free Class: Preparing for Spine Surgery

If you will be undergoing spine surgery at our Spine Center, attend our pre-op class to learn more. This class is strongly recommended for our spine surgery patients, to help you prepare for your procedure and understand what to expect.

This class includes:

  • Orientation & tour through your hospital stay
  • Introduction to staff roles involved in your care during your stay
  • Pain management following surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Case management & preparing for discharge
  • Open forum for Q & A

Classes are offered twice per month. Lunch/dinner and free parking passes will be provided.

Class Dates & Registration