14 Jan Why Short Hospital Stays after Spine Surgery are Best
When it comes to something as complex as spine surgery, most patients think they will have to recover in the hospital for days after their procedure. But thanks to advancements in technology and procedures, the recommended post-op hospital time is getting shorter and shorter – and that’s a good thing. In this article, we will explain why it’s best to have the shortest possible hospital stay after your spine surgery.
Risk of Infection
Hospitals house sick, injured, and diseased patients so it’s no surprise that your risk of developing an illness or infection increases when you’re in a hospital. This is especially true for patients who have just had surgery. Immediately after surgery your body is doing everything it can to mend your surgical wounds and help you recover from the surgical trauma. That makes you more susceptible to infections that can complicate and delay your recovery. The faster you can safely leave the hospital after your procedure, the better.
Cost is another big issue that patients need to think about when considering a surgical procedure. Believe it or not, staying several nights in a hospital bed is not free. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may have to pay out of pocket for part or all of your hospital stay. The shorter you have to stay, the easier it is on your wallet.
Recover in your Own Home
Many patients feel uncomfortable in hospitals – they can’t sleep in their own bed, and don’t have as much freedom as they would at home. This can have an emotional impact on a recovering patient that can be avoided if the patient is allowed to recover in the comfort of their own home.
The revolutionary spine procedures developed by Inspired Spine offer the shortest possible hospital stays. In most cases, patients are able to go home on the day of surgery, and are able to return to moderate activity within days of the procedure.