Your spine care team at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare consists of your spine surgeon, orthopedic nurse coordinators, unit nurses, an anesthesiologist, pharmacist, physical therapist, nutritionist, and case manager.
Your spine surgeon performs your spine surgery and will oversee your care.
Orthopedic Nurse Coordinators
Our nurse coordinators act as a link throughout the path of treatment and coordinate your hospital care.
Orthopedic Unit Nurses
Your nurses care for you throughout your stay. Many of the nurses you work with have an extra certification in orthopedics, which means they have specialized training in your recovery process.
Your anesthesiologist works to keep you comfortable and safe during surgery.
Unit-Based Clinical Pharmacist
Our pharmacist works with your surgeon to provide you with pain relief after surgery. Since they are on-unit, they are easily accessible to directly assess your pain levels to keep you comfortable.
Physical Therapy Team
Your physical therapists will take you through your post-operative exercises to improve your range of motion and joint strength.
Our nutritionist can help ensure a healthy diet to facilitate healing.
Our case managers work with you to help with your transition from the hospital to your home.