The average stay for outpatient spine surgery is only 2-4 hours.
For decades, spine surgery was traditionally an inpatient service, frequently involving lengthy hospital stays and added economic, physical and emotional distress for patients due to slow return to work and normal activities. No more.
Our leading-edge Brain & Spine Center in Puyallup, Washington was specifically designed to provide state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine surgeries on an outpatient basis, and has sophisticated magnetic imaging, interventional pain management, and physical therapy all under one roof. Most of our outpatient spine surgery patients are home in time for dinner, their return to work is substantially quicker, and their procedures usually costs approximately 30% less than a traditional hospital stay.
NOTE: When a more complex spinal surgery requiring an overnight stay is deemed necessary, it will be performed at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA or Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA.