Preparing for Surgery

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At the UCLA Health Spine Center, our experts diagnose, manage and treat all spinal injuries and conditions. Call 310-319-3475 to connect with a spine specialist.

Welcome to the UCLA Spine Center and thank you for putting your trust in us for your spine surgery and rehabilitation.

Our mission is to ensure you have the best possible patient experience and outcome. We will strive to meet this goal by providing outstanding care and service to help you achieve the highest possible level of functioning. Download the "Planning for Your Spine Surgery" brochure (PDF). This brochure is designed to explain what you should expect before, during, and after your hospital stay.

In addition, the following videos will help you understand what to expect and how to prepare for your surgery at UCLA.

Video: Preparing for Orthopaedic / Spine Surgery at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Video: Preparing for Surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center