St. Dominic’s Spine Center

At St. Dominic’s, we focus on quality patient experiences, extending a level of compassion, care and service that is uncompromised by changing healthcare trends.

As a Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction® Center of Excellence for Knee and Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery, we are identified as a hospital that delivers the highest level of specialty care in these areas—demonstrating better outcomes and fewer readmissions. St. Dominic’s is one of 600 hospitals across the nation to receive this designation.

Our Spine Center program provides comprehensive preoperative and postoperative services for our patients undergoing spine surgery. Our program involves a multidisciplinary team of specialists, which include doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, social services and nurse case managers. This team of specialists, working together help to provide you with a full array of patient services which include:

  • Preoperative screening
  • Advanced planning for hospital stay and postoperative care
  • Individualized physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy- instruction on bathing, dressing, home safety, utilizing assisted devices and more

Our goal in the Spine Center program is to make your recovery and postoperative rehabilitation as easy, pleasant, and productive as possible. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns along the way. Our team is excited to be partnering with you in this process, and we hope that we can help you to approach your surgery with knowledge and confidence. We are here to assist you in anyway possible and are committed to helping make your surgery and recovery a success.

Distinction Awards

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction

St. Dominic’s is designated as a Blue Cross & Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee & Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery. As a Blue Distinction Center of Excellence, St. Dominic’s is identified as a hospital that delivers the highest level of specialty care – demonstrating better outcomes and fewer readmissions.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Members will receive a higher benefit and pay less for knee and hip replacements and spine surgeries performed at St. Dominic’s.

Are you thinking if spine surgery is right for you? Are there other options available? The first step in making the decision regarding surgery is to educate yourself. We have compiled several links to education material that you may find helpful in making a decision.

This information is designed to help you prepare for a discussion with you care providers about treatment options that are right for you. This conversation with your primary care provider and with your surgeon is important and will help you be prepared and able to discuss options that are right for you.

The Spine Center at St Dominic Hospital also recommends this shared decision-making tool from Web MD to use with your physician:

Should I have spine surgery?

The Spine Center at St Dominic Hospital has more information about spine surgery for your review:

Button-Learn-MoreSpinal surgeries are done for a variety of different reasons. The aim of the spinal surgery is to remove whatever is irritating or compressing the spinal nerves in order to alleviate symptoms. Your surgeon will decide which procedure or combination of procedures will work best for you in relieving your symptoms.
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