It takes many people to make a hospital run smoothly. They all are playing a very important role and they are the real caretaker of your good health.
A registered nurse will care for you throughout your Hospital stay. Your nurse will make sure you receive the appropriate medications, medical treatments and tests ordered by your physicians.
This is your surgeon who will be primarily responsible for your care during your hospital stay. He will work in conjunction with fellows, residents, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners to provide comprehensive care.
A medical doctor with advanced training in anesthesiology.
These staff members have an important role in helping you recover from your spine surgery.
Physical Therapist (PT):
A PT may work with you during your hospital stay to get you moving around safely after your surgery.
Occupational Therapist (OT):
The OT will address training you in how to perform activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting so that you are as safe and independent as possible, either with the use of adaptive equipment or with compensatory strategies focusing on body mechanics.
Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA):
A PTA may assist your physical therapist in exercises and mobility training.
A medical doctor who may see you during your hospital stay at the request of your surgeon.
Other Hospital Staff:
Housekeepers, dietary workers, radiology technicians, chaplains, pharmacists, transporters and other staff members are all part of your health care team.