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alternative to anterior cervical coptectomy

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cervical fusion: Depend upon how many levels are being operated upon.Now a days a simple discectomy is rearly done and usually a bone fusion along with plate fixation ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Has risks: Refer to your provider for assessment of risks and benefits before having any procedure performed.
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Dr. Roger Frankel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Some risks depend on a patient's general medical condition. This type of surgery is generally low risk in skilled hands. However, low risk doesn't mea ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
3 months: Assuming a proper work-up has been done and conservative care has failed, most patients do very well from a single level cervical fusion. Average tim ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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23 years experience Critical Care
Depends: For a standard cervical discectomy and fusion for radiculopathy it's 8-12 weeks. You could return to work more quickly depending on what you do. The ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
52 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
YES: Anterior cervical discectomy with or without fusion has a proven success rate of 90-95% for relief of symptoms secondary to a disc herniation and nerv ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
2 hours or so: In the hands of experienced neurosurgeons or orthospine surgeons, the surgery should take 2-3 hours. It should not last much longer.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Routine: An anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (acdf) is a commonly performed procedure for cervical disc herniation pathology. The results are usually a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: If you mean the procedure heart, yes. If you mean the fusion later on will heart you, the procedure done to re if pain. When you do the fusion, that o ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Individualized: This procedure is individualized by the surgeon's experience and your presenting disease. If the surgeon feels he cannot achieve the desired result b ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
See the list: Here are the risks: infection, bleeding, nerve damage, paralysis, loss of voice, ongoing numbness and tingling, failure to improve, failure of fusio ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
3 months: It typically takes 3 months for the fusion to occur. Check out spine-health.Com.

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