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233 Broadway, Ste 640
New York, NY 10279
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333 East 38th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212)­ 513-7711


The Woolworth Building
233 Broadway, Ste 640
New York, NY 10279
(212)­ 513-7711

Discharge Instructions after Spine Surgery

dischargeCongratulations! You are ready for discharge after Spine surgery. 
Please read below for your instructions.

Remember your Spine Precautions

  • No Bending      
  • No Twisting      
  • No Heavy Lifting       
  • No Pulling/Pushing
Incision Care
Your incision may have Sutures/Staples or Steri- Strips.  If you have:
  • Staples/Sutures: They will be removed during your follow up visit.
  • Steri- Strips: They will fall off on their own after the first week.  If not, then you can remove them on the 14th day post-operative. 

If your incision is covered with gauze:  Keep it covered until 5 days after your surgery, then you may leave it open to air if completely dry. 

Shower
You may shower 5 days after your surgery, let water run on incision and pat dry.
Do not apply lotion or soap to incision    &     No Baths

Follow Up Visit
Your first post-operative visit will be with a nurse practitioner or your local physician for a wound evaluation and to further discuss post-operative care and instructions.  Dr. Goldstein will see you for follow up at 4-6 weeks following surgery.

Notify Your Surgeon
 If you have:  Fever, chills, night sweats, persistent drainage from your incision, opening of your incision, new onset pain or weakness, sudden loss of bowel or bladder function.

*If you have a fusion--- No aspirin (Unless instructed by Internist secondary to Medical history) or NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Motrin, Aleve, Advil, Naprosyn for 3 months)*

 

Spinal Expertise

Dr. Goldstein is recognized as one of the leading spine surgeons in New York. His expertise is sought by television, media, and magazines. His practice is focused on surgical treatment:

2017 New York Magazine Best DoctorsDr. Jeffrey Goldstein was recognized again in 2017 as one of America's Top Doctors .

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Dr. Goldstein serves as Director of the Spine Service at NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases.
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