A member asked:

For how long does chiari decompression surgery take?

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Dr. Tung Nguyen answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

It depends on on the skill or experience of the surgeon, the exact nature of the procedure, and what is encountered during surgery. In my experience, the surgery takes about two hours from making the incision to closing the skin. If you are at a university hospital, where residency training is being performed, the surgery may take longer.

Answered Feb 1, 2018



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