How do I care for my incision?

You may wash your incision(s) 2 days after your surgery. Schedule staple removal:

  • 7-10 days after surgery for cervical corpectomy fusions
  • 7-10 days after surgery for craniotomy
  • 12-14 days after surgery for lumbar surgeries

Call our office if:

  • fluid drains from the wound
  • there is more swelling
  • there is a severe amount of redness
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What should I expect in the hospital?

Many patients stay in the ICU the night after surgery. You may have a drain that monitors pressure in the head. The next step is to transfer to the Neurology ward of the hospital for recovery and rehabilitation with physical therapy.

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How do I get ready for surgery?

You should have pre-op labs & tests done 15-20 days prior to surgery.

If you are over the age of 65 or have other medical problems you must see your primary care physician at least 2 weeks in advance to be medically cleared for surgery.

Make sure you know exactly what time you must be at the hospital.

Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery.

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  • Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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2888 Long Beach Blvd. Suite 240
Long Beach, CA 90806

Phone: 562.595.7696
Fax: 562.988.1559