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Patient HelpBook

Table of Contents

The information in the Patient HelpBook is intended for use by the patients of the Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery, P.C., in Fort Collins, Colorado. These pages contain general patient information. We ask our patients to please address specific questions they may have concerning these matters to our staff or physicians via telephone or in person.

Important Places and Numbers

Introduction

  • What to do before you arrive
  • An important note about bringing your xrays
  • Remember to bring your operative permit
  • A note about cancellations
  • Find out about your insurance company's guidelines

Types of Diagnostic Testing Procedures

  1. X-ray
  2. Computerized tomography scan (CT scan)
  3. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  4. Electromyography (EMG)/Nerve conduction velocity (NCV)
  5. Myelogram

Blood Patch

Warnings about Medications and Surgery

Outpatient Surgery

  • What to do before outpatient surgery
  • After leaving the hospital from outpatient surgery

Inpatient Surgery

General Information about Back or Neck Surgery

Hospital Visits by your Surgeon

Follow-up Care

How to Refill your Prescriptions

Our Policy on Narcotic Drugs

Possible Side Effects of Drugs

Leaving the Hospital; Making your Plans; Conclusion

Contact Us to Request an Appointment