A member asked:

How about if you have high blood pressure and need to have back surgery?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ou need to get your BP under control first before having surgery. That can easily be achieved by starting or adjusting your medication.

Answered May 5, 2015



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Dr. Justin Esterberg answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

As long as the blood pressure is under control well before surgery, it is not a contraindication to having surgery . If you do have high blood pressure and are considering surgery, you should see your primary md well before. Blood pressure meds will be continued the day if and after surgery to ensure your blood pressure is normal.

Answered May 17, 2014



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