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How long do people typically stay in the recovery room after back surgery?

How long do people typically stay in the recovery room after back surgery?

Depends: Most patients require at least an hour in the recovery room, depending on the procedure and type of anesthesia. For more complex and multiple hour surgeries, it common to see longer times for the patients to fully emerge from anesthesia. With significant medical issues, there are patients who may be sent directly to an intensive care unit for recovery and extubation. ...Read more

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Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


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Can someone tell me how long will recovery take for back surgery?

Can someone tell me how long will recovery take for back surgery?

Depends on Type: Could be a few weeks to a few months, depending on what type of spine surgery was performed. Ask your surgeon to go over the specific surgery he/she is proposing for you including the expected recovery course. ...Read more

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Is the laser back surgery safer and less recovery time than open back surgery.wats the difference?

Is the laser back surgery safer and less recovery time than open back surgery.wats the difference?

Beware of Marketing: Gimmicks! The word "Laser" is used simply for the purpose of marketing, & drawing patients in, & not due to anything else. Laser is simply just a TOOL, not a procedure. To be able to use laser, one still has to make an incision, laser can then be used at the area of pathology if applicable pathology is present. It does not minimize the invasiveness of surgery if being performed by a well trained ...Read more

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What is the recovery for lapendectomy back surgery?

What is the recovery for lapendectomy back surgery?

"Laminectomy?": Most of my patients have recovered from a simple laminectomy by about 6 weeks. A fusion typically doubles this time. ...Read more

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Has anyone here had back surgery? Whats recovery like

Has anyone here had back surgery? Whats recovery like

Not bad: I have never had back surgery but have performed several thousand cases. If you are asking about a laminotomy & discectomy when performed with miss technique the procedure is usually performed in an outpatient setting. There is initial soreness of the muscles controlled with ice packs & oral analgesic meds. Patients with sedentary jobs usually are back to work in 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a back surgery on a herniated disk?

What is the recovery time for a back surgery on a herniated disk?

It depend: As you know we have so many operation for herniated disc. It take about 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long should one wait to return to gymnastics after back surgery?

How long should one wait to return to gymnastics after back surgery?

Depends: Definitely depends on the type of surgery performed. Some back surgeries have little or no restrictions postoperatively. Many have restrictions on physical activities for 6-8 weeks. You should definitely ask your surgeon. Thanks for the question. ...Read more

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I need to have back surgery I am down to 10 smokes a day how long will it take for nicotine to not show up and whats the best way to totally quit thos?

I need to have back surgery I am down to 10 smokes a day how long will it take for nicotine to not show up and whats the best way to totally quit thos?

Great job: Great job and keep up the good work! Non smokers do tremendously better with elective spinal surgery than smokers. It is generally thought that nicotine stays in your system about 4-6 weeks after your last cigarette. Non nicotine meds would be better than medications containing nicotine to help quit; Chantix is just one example. Don't hesitate to seek help as well. ...Read more

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