First Hill Surgery Center (FHSC) offers lumbar microdiscectomy and kyphoplasty in our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center.

A few hours after surgery patients are discharged to recover in their own home with a caregiver. Patients avoid an overnight hospital stay, which can reduce the risk of complications including infection.

FHSC is specifically designed to accommodate these spine surgeries, and it has lower overall facility fees, which means lower out-of-pocket costs compared with a typical hospital.

Who is a good candidate for an outpatient spine surgery?

The ideal candidate has a very specific spinal problem and

  • Has no other medical condition(s)
  • Is of normal weight
  • Has sufficient caregiver support at home
  • Has a realistic expectation of some pain and discomfort despite reasonable pain-relief strategies

Talk to your doctor to find out if outpatient spine surgery is right for you.