New York, NY 10006
333 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
Congratulations! You are ready for discharge after Spine surgery.
Please read below for your instructions.
Remember your Spine Precautions
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.
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)*
About Dr. Goldstein
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Cervical Degenerative Disc
Cervical Herniated Discs
Lumbar Degenerative Disc
Lumbar Disc Herniation
Dr. Goldstein is recognized as one of the leading spine surgeons in New York. He is a Clinical Professore of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the NYU School of Medicine. His expertise is sought by television, media, and magazines. His practice is focused on surgical treatment:
Dr. Goldstein serves as Chief of the Spine Service at NYU Langone Health (previously Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases.)
Patients from around the world travel to New York for the most advanced medical care. New York offers unrivalled facilities, accommodation, and infrastructure.