There may come a time when back or neck pain reduces the quality of your life. Everyday activities such as walking, shopping or housework become difficult or unbearable. Taking part in favorite hobbies such as golf or bowling may be a thing of the past as conservative measures like diet, exercise, physical therapy and medications no longer provide relief or alleviate your pain. If this is you, it’s time to consider surgery.
Types of Spine Surgery
Our Comprehensive Approach
Sentara RMH has created a special program that brings together a team of experienced surgeons with specially-trained nurses, therapists and technicians. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated, compassionate care and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.
Dedicated Place, Dedicated People
Our therapists work closely with the nurses and surgeons to get you up and about as soon as possible. Family members are encouraged to participate with you in the recovery process, learning about special exercises, medications and follow-up care, helping to make your transition home a smooth one.
Our staff has been hand-picked for their positive attitudes, motivational skills, and their desire to provide outstanding service. In addition, they have been trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing back and neck surgery.
Within our hospital we have created a special area just for the care of our spine surgery patients. No hospital gowns for this crowd—you get to wear your own clothes! Unique to our program is the role of the program navigator, who walks each patient through the surgery process, from the surgeon’s office to the hospital and home.
The Keys to Success
We believe the key to successful surgery and recovery is keeping you and your family informed and educated. Knowing what to expect each step of the way goes a long way to reducing stress and anxiety and preparing you for as smooth a recovery as possible. Our comprehensive approach includes:
- Community outreach seminars
- An informative pre-operative class for patients and their family or caregivers
- A detailed patient handbook
- Daily newsletters while in the hospital
- A tote bag that’s perfect for carrying your handbook and other important items
Our Commitment to Excellence
Our program is tailored to each and every patient. You can rest assured that the team meets regularly with a focus on maintaining clinical and service excellence in all aspects of your spine surgery experience. We’re so glad you chose Sentara RMH!
Thank You for Choosing Sentara RMH Medical Center
We know you have a choice of where to go for your procedure. Our goal is to ensure that your stay with us is as pleasant and as comfortable as possible. We look forward to helping you achieve a more active, pain-free lifestyle!
Learn more about a unique spine surgery program at the Sentara Spine Center.