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Spine Pre-Surgery Class: Meridian

  • Venue & Location

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    (St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center
    Lower Level, Lemhi Room)
    520 S. Eagle Rd.
    Meridian, ID 83642
  • Fee & Registration

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    Free, Registration Required


Our spine surgery class is meant for you and your support person to better prepare you both for your upcoming spine surgery.

During class, you will learn about:

  • Special equipment used on the day of surgery and during hospitalization that you will need to obtain before surgery
  • Preparations you'll need to make at home to ensure a safe recovery environment
  • Methods for managing pain, nausea, and constipation
  • Activities to prevent blood clots
  • Length of hospital stay and what to expect upon discharge
  • Safety while moving and changing positions
  • Methods for reducing swelling and discomfort after surgery
  • Plans for a safe discharge home
  • Special equipment needed prior to going home

This class is for patients and their support person. We strongly recommend you attend with a support person: a friend or family member who will support you through your joint replacement surgery and recovery.


Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Classes may be canceled for holidays.


Registration Instructions

Registration for in person attendance is required. Please speak with your surgeon about registering for a class or call the number below to schedule.

  • Attend prior to your spine surgery.
  • Attendance will be logged and your surgeon will be notified of your participation.
  • It is highly recommended for your support person to also attend with you.

(208) 381-9000

Coming Back Together

As in-person classes and events at St. Luke's resume, we have new guidelines intended to help keep us all safe and healthy.

1. Registration is required. Registration will help us manage class sizes, which must not exceed room capacity. Please mention any accompanying family or support people in your registration.

2. Masks are required. Facilitators and participants need to wear masks at all times, regardless of your vaccination status. We will provide medical procedural masks at the door.

3. Everyone will need to use hand sanitizer when entering the classroom and after returning from any breaks.

4. We will no longer offer food or beverages. You may bring your own snacks and drinks to be enjoyed on breaks away from the classroom. We encourage you to take them outside and away from others if possible. You may drink your own water in classes lasting longer than an hour, but we you must still wear your mask between drinks.