Visit the region’s best spine specialists at Wyoming’s #1 hospital—and enjoy an elevated level of personalized, one-on-one care while you’re here.
Whether you’re coming to see our specialists for a spinal surgery, disc replacement, or comprehensive spinal physical, every element of your time with us is personalized with your unique needs in mind.
Procedures performed by our spine surgeons include:
- Cervical Anterior/Posterior Fusion
- Comprehensive Spinal Physicals
- Deformity Correction Surgery
- Lumbar Disc Replacement
- Lumbar Microdiscectomy
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
- Nerve Stimulator Implants
- Peripheral Nerve Surgery
- Spinal Decompression
- Spinal Fusion
- Thoracolumbar Fusion
Preparing for Your Visit
Prior to your surgery, a nurse will call you to go over your allergies, medications, history and risk factors. One business day before your surgery, we will call again to let you know your arrival time for your surgery.
What is my arrival time?
We will call you the before surgery to let you know.
Can I bring my phone / electronics?
Yes, please do!
Can I bring a friend or family member with me?
Yes! Whatever makes you comfortable. They’re welcome to enjoy our cozy waiting room while they wait for you to get out of surgery.
Does an IV hurt?
A little, but don’t worry: We’re seasoned professionals when it comes to getting you taken care of.
Can I eat before my surgery?
Almost always the answer is no, but a nurse will call you the day before your surgery to confirm, as well as go over any instructions.
After Your Procedure
Everyone is different, but in general, plan to stay at least 30 minutes in recovery. Sometimes, it may even take an hour or more.
If you’re having anesthesia, make sure you have someone to bring you home.
Questions to Ask
- How long will my procedure be?
- What will my recovery time be like?
- How long will I be out of work/school?
- What can I expect my pain to be like?
- Will I be sent home with pain medication?
Henry Fabian, M.D.
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon