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Reliability Comparisons for Spine Surgery

Reliability Comparisons for Spine Surgery

Make sure you're asking the critical questions to make the best decision for your care

Not all hospitals achieve the same results

Spinal surgery can be a very effective way to treat chronic and persistent back pain. But not all hospitals achieve the same results. Some are more reliable than others. With the help of the HSS Hospital Reliability Scorecard, you can make sure you're asking the critical questions to find the hospital that's right for you. Understanding the data points below will help you make the best decision for your care. Learn why we chose these factors.

 

Spine Surgery Overview

What

Surgical procedure in which bones of the spine are joined, removed, or otherwise altered. Types of spinal surgery include laminectomy, microdiscectomy, and traditional lumbar fusion.

Where

Takes place in a hospital.

Length of hospital stay

Ranges from one day to several days, depending on the complexity of the procedure and your overall health.

 
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Amanda  Nashville, TN Nashville, TN

My doctor was the first person to believe that I could have a life that would not be defined by my chronic pain. Because of this surgery, I am able to better care for both myself and the patients I see as a nurse practitioner.

Success Rate

89%
Of HSS patients reported improvement within 12 months after their treatment

Out of 209 responses, 71% response rate

Source: HSS Internal Data, 2020

Patient Experience

91%
Of patients would recommend HSS; over the national average of 72%

Source: CMS Care Compare

Complications

.55

HSS In-Hospital
Complications

  1.0

National
Ratio

Represents hospital-wide care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

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Testimonial

With 30+ years of joint issues from Lyme and several years of putting off spinal surgery, I finally found the doctor and hospital I had the confidence in to do the right surgery with the right hardware, even during COVID in NYC.

Douglas, Spine Fusion

Avoidable Hospital Visits

9.8%

HSS
Readmissions

 16%

National
Rate

Represents hospital-wide care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

Procedure Volume

1,869
Spine surgeries per year, that’s 138% more than the next leading hospital

Source: NYSDOH SPARCS 2017 Public Use File

Endorsements
#1

in orthopedics since 2010

Endorsements
#1

in orthopedics since 2010

Download your Hospital Reliability Scorecard

The Hospital Reliability Scorecard highlights valuable data to consider before you schedule your procedure. Our helpful worksheet makes it easy to compare different hospitals.

Reliable care is good for your health.

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