Back and neck surgery in Flagstaff

Thank you for considering Flagstaff Medical Center's Spine and Joint Surgery Center for your back or neck surgery. 

Our program includes a comprehensive planned course of treatment to assist patients in restoring independence to healthy lives. 

Our spine patients stay in a dedicated unit within the hospital and receive specialized care specific to their back or neck surgery. Patients are given a guidebook with a newsletter outlining important information about their hospital stay. Occupational and physical therapists are on staff to help with post-surgical exercises and therapy, if needed. Friends and family members are asked to serve as coaches and participate in the recovery process. Also, patients are invited to take part in our post-discharge care program, the Spine and Joint Reunion Tea.


Before undergoing surgery, we recommend you use the resources available to familiarize yourself with the procedure and its implications for your health.

Spine Surgery Pre-Op Class

Spine surgeons highly recommend attending the Spine Surgery Pre-Op class to prepare for surgery. Learn more.


If you are unable to attend class, please review the Spine Surgery Pre-Op class video and the Self-Care and Safety video below:


Patient guidebooks 

Depending on the surgery you’ll be undergoing, download the appropriate patient guidebook for your surgery from the following list:

    Frequently asked questions

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