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Administrative Office
UPMC Passavant Spine Center
12680 Perry Highway
Suite 201
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 724-720-4599
Toll free: 1-877-635-5234
Fax: 724-720-4598

Surgical Scheduling

Our office will contact you to schedule a date for your surgery. Prior to scheduling a date, you may be required to obtain medical clearance from your family physician or specialist. The link below will provide a copy of your preoperative medical clearance form that should be filled out by your primary care physician. Once you have scheduled your surgery, make sure to call your physician’s office for an appointment. If you need to see a cardiologist before surgery, there is also a form for that physician to complete. The link is listed below.

Click Here to Download Preoperative Medical Clearance Form.

Click Here to Download Cardiac Clearance Form.

Once you have been placed on the schedule, your preoperative testing and history/physical examination need to be done within 30 days prior to your surgical date. Our office will collect all of this information, and it is your responsibility to make sure that we have received it in a timely fashion. Patients that take certain medications may be required to discontinue these prior to their spinal surgery. Medications that are considered “blood thinners” need to be stopped 7-10 days prior to surgery, including aspirin, NSAIDs (such as Motrin or Aleve), vitamins, Plavix, Coumadin and Omega-3 fish oil. Certain diabetic medications that contain metformin need to be stopped 48 hours before surgery. If you have questions regarding your medications, please contact our office. If you take any additional chronic medications, please discuss with your family physician if these can be taken prior to surgery. This link will provide a complete list of preoperative instructions.

Click Here to Download Preoperative Surgery Instructions.