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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
What kind?: Spine surgery can range from outpatient, minimally invasive surgery done with the patient under a local anesthesia to complex, multi staged reconstruc ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Varies tremendously based upon the nature of the condition you have the surgery itself. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with a surgeon.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Most of the time it is done under general anesthesia (put to sleep with drugs), cleansing the skin, making an incision, moving tissues gently out of t ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
What kind?: Spine surgery can range from outpatient, minimally invasive surgery done with the patient under a local anesthesia to complex, multi staged reconstruc ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spinal stenosis: The most common back surgery is a laminectomy for lumbar nerve root compression, either from a herniated disc or from arthritic spinal stenosis. Other ... Read More
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Dr. Merrill Reuter
34 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Discectomy: Discectomy is the most common type of back surgery. Sometimes this is accompanied by a fusion.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Back surgery: Common types include microdiskectomy (disk herniation removal), laminectomy (remove bone spur pressure by unroofing spine), these are usually outpatie ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl White
30 years experience Pain Management
Why and what surgery: First question is, do you need surgery? Seek a second opinnion. Most times back surgery stabilizes the spne but does not necessarily reduce the pain ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Serious: All surgeries carry some degree of risk. The "seriousness" of the surgery also depends on what type of surgical procedure is being done, i.E minimally ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Sure - by not much: Sure - you can get a tiny teeny bit shorter - dependent on what surgery and who did your surgery. Discectomy removes a small portion of your inter-ve ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Safety: Surgery always has risks. Advancing the science of surgery involves less invasiveness to the patient and improved safety. Always trying to be safer ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pilates: I favor pilates over crunches swiss ball waterwork no leg lifts.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is a non fusion device used to treat spinal stenosis. Basically, it is implanted between the spinous processes and distracts between them, thereby ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Last resort or: When conservative treatments (pt, meds, injections, other) have failed and there is a structural problem causing disabling back and leg symptoms. Seve ... Read More
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