Outpatient Surgery

A surgery that does not require an overnight stay in a medical facility following surgery. Patients are able to be discharged to home the same day of surgery. Also called same-day surgery or day surgery.


A disorder characterized by abnormal loss of bone, occurring most frequently in postmenopausal women, sedentary or immobilized individuals, and patients on long-term steroid therapy. The disorder may cause pain, especially in the low back, pathologic fractures, loss of stature, and various deformities.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

An orthopedic physician who specializes in the evaluation and surgical treatment of spinal conditions. Based on the history, physical examination and test results, the surgeon will make recommendations as to whether or not a patient’s condition can be helped with surgery. Orthopedic spine surgeons have undergone additional training in a spine fellowship in addition to their orthopedic residency.

Occupational Therapist (OT)

A person who practices occupational therapy and is licensed, registered, certified or otherwise regulated by law to do so.