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Orthopaedic Spine Center at Mass General Patient Guide for Preparing for Spine Surgery

Patient Guide

Essential step-by-step guidance:

  • Meeting our Spine Team
  • Spine anatomy
  • Preparing for surgery
  • What to expect after surgery
  • . . . and more

NWH Spine Surgery Guide


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Orthopaedic Spine Center

55 Fruit StreetYawkey Building, Suite 3ABoston, MA 02114
  • Phone: 617-724-8636
  • Fax: 617-726-7587

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MGH Orthopaedic Spine Center - Finding the Right Approach for You

Finding the Right Approach

Video: Spine Center patient after spinal fusion.

Minimally invasive spine surgery at Mass General, Boston

Minimally invasive surgery

Article: Enhancing clinical outcomes

MGH Orthopaedic Spine Center - Partnering in your Recovery

Partnering in your Recovery

Video: Spine Center patient after surgery for a herniated disc.


Your Surgery and Recovery questions answered by Nurse Practitioners with the Orthopaedic Spine Center at Mass General

Your Surgery & Recovery

Our Advanced Practitioners discuss the planning and recovery process for spine surgery.

Pain Guide, Orthopaedic Spine Center, Mass General Hospital

Pain Guide

Read more about safe practices when taking pain medication and learn about non-drug pain relief methods.

Common Questions after Spine Surgery answered by the Nurse Practitioners with the Orthopaedic Spine Center at Mass General

FAQs after Surgery

Our Advanced Practitioners answer commonly asked questions about care following spine surgery.


Learn more about regional and general anesthesia from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital

Regional & General Anesthesia

Questions about anesthesia? The Anesthesia Dept developed two videos to answer your questions.

Orthopaedic Spine Center at Mass General Waltham,

Orthopaedics in Waltham

Our Mass General Waltham office provides a patient friendly environment, easy access from Rte 128/95 & free parking.


  • Mass General Named Among Top Hospitals

    Massachusetts General Hospital has been consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked across all 16 specialties.

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