I am an orthopaedic surgeon who has subspecialised in spinal surgery. I mobilise all patients immediately after surgery and I encourage everyone to play an active part in their own postoperative progress. I utilise minimally invasive techniques to decrease painful muscle dissection and wounds are numb with local anaesthetic so rolling out of bed and walking in the corridor on the day of surgery is enabled and will decrease the postoperative complications. Day only surgery is performed for discectomy, foraminotomy, laminectomy and early discharge home at one to two days for spinal fusions. Those requesting further input can transfer to rehabilitation hospitals.