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Clinical Care

Post-Operative Care
Fellows are involved in the post-operative care for both spine and non-spine patients; fellows are also expected to see all of the patients they perform surgery on until discharge.

  • Post-Op ICU Care
    • Spine Patients
    • Non-Spine Patients
  • Post-Op Surgical Patients

Comprehensive Non-Operative Care (DOCC Project)
The DOCC (Defined, Organized, Comprehensive Care) project is an operative structured framework of spine care conceived by the fellowship’s co- director, David Hanscom, M.D.

  • Fellows will read the book “Back In Control”
  • Key book topics will be adderssed in collaborative discussions

All spine physicians are in clinic on Thursday. During this time, fellows are expected to:

  • Spend equal time in clinic with each physician
  • Conduct specific literature searches on usual problems
  • Visit post-ops or interesting cases
  • Participate in non Swedish Neuroscience Specialists (SNS) activities

General Neurosurgical Call
Fellows will participate in the general neurosurgical call organized by SNI Chief of Neuroscience, David Newell, M.D.