Only board-certified neurosurgeons perform all spinal surgeries at Baptist Medical Center. Use the Neurological Surgeons link to meet our surgeons and see their video bios.
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The Nurse Manager and Clinical Director of the Neurosciences Unit are registered nurses with advanced education and experience. They are responsible for the daily management of patient care, nursing and support staff activities, and the overall operating functions of the patient care units assigned to them. They focus on high quality patient care, personnel management and development, business administration of the patient care units, and facilitating collaborative relationships with physicians and other services. The Nurse Manager is located on the Neurosciences Unit and is available to speak to our patients and their families about any concerns.
The therapists at Baptist Medical Center participate in the Spine Center orientation class before surgery. The physical therapists will treat spine patients, as directed by the physician, while in the hospital. They teach our patients the appropriate exercises and how to perform those exercises properly. The physical therapist will also emphasize patient education and home exercises which enable our patients to actively participate in their rehabilitation after surgery.
An occupational therapist assesses a patient's ability to perform functional daily living activities, such as the ability to dress, prepare meals, transfer in and out of the shower or bathtub, etc. An occupational therapist may evaluate your ability to perform these activities of daily living and show you different ways to take care of yourself while following the precautions set forth by your doctor.
An anesthesiologist is a medical doctor trained to administer anesthesia and manage the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery. A CRNA is an advanced practice registered nurse who is specially trained to perform surgical anesthesia under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. The anesthesiologist or CRNA will meet with you on the day of surgery to discuss anesthesia options and answer any questions.
The Spine Center Case Manager is available to assist patients with any needs they may have prior to discharge from the hospital. The Case Manager may interact with insurance companies or other facilities if additional care or equipment is needed.
Additionally, Baptist's clinical staff in the operating room and recovery room--for patient care immediately following surgery--consists of nurses and surgical technologists dedicated to spinal surgery patients.
After leaving recovery, patients receive care on Baptist's Neurosciences Unit. This unit is located on the 4th floor of Baptist Medical Center. Nurses and support staff who are experienced in caring for spine patients staff this unit.
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