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10 Helpful Tips to Prepare for Surgery

Powerful advice from teen who has had spine surgery

Lauren, 15, provides tips and tricks to help other patients like her prepare for spinal surgery. She had spinal fusion surgery for her scoliosis, and she shares first-hand knowledge about her experiences.

  1. There's no perfect time for surgery
  2. Attend the Preop Class (watch a video of the class)
  3. Keep friends and family close
  4. Have fun the night before
  5. Packing for the hospital

—Watch the video above for Lauren's comprehensive list of advice as you get ready for spine surgery.