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How Long Does The Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Take
Individualized: This procedure is individualized by the surgeon's experience and your presenting disease. If the surgeon feels he cannot achieve the desired result by a 2 level diskectomy and fusion, he will perform a corpectomy. It is common for some surgeons to do many surgeries this way and others will do it only when necessary. If you are uncomfortable with this, seek a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When neurosurgeon says Necessity of a corpectomy and anterior cervical fusion, but not urgent, how do I interpret what he means? Wait as long I want?
Annoying!: Your doctor cannot have it both ways. Is there really any reason that he/she makes you wait so long while you are worrying? Hard to believe. If you are uncomfortable with this doctor, please ask your Primary doctor to refer you to a different Neurosurgeon. Hope all goes well! ...Read more
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How long should an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery take to complete in hours and minutes?
I am having anterior cervical discectomy surgery next week on my C5 and c6/c7 (in my neck). How long does it take?
2 to 4 hours: A 2 level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedure takes between 2 to 4 hours depending on multiple factors. There is also additional time needed for anesthesia, positioning on the table, etc. Sometimes the surgical time may be significantly shorter or longer depending on patient size, the exact diagnosis, the severity of nerve compression, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 time for a complete recovery is 3 months. Although there are risks with any surgery, most patients do very well. Check out spine health.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 hospital stay is typically overnight, though some surgeons do the procedure outpatient. If someone is very myelopathic, then the recovery/rehab is longer. For an artificial disc the recovery time is shorter since no fusion is expected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 nerve root compression. No surgery should be taken lightly. Possible complications include infection, hoarseness, hematoma formation, paresis/paralysis, failure of fusion, continuing pain, & others. For the correct diagnosis it is an excellent procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Routine: An anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (acdf) is a commonly performed procedure for cervical disc herniation pathology. The results are usually above 95% for healing of the fusion and for the resolution of arm weakness/pain in the appropriately indicated patient. Sometimes a plate is not necessary, depending on the pathology/surgeon/implants used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 over load the above vertebra in the lcervical spine, and also the below fusion level, that will lead to arthritis which cause pain. ...Read more
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 is the common practice.One level fusion usaually allows the return to daliy activities in a short period of time 3to 4 weeks, however more extrenous activities such as sports require that the fusion be solid heal 4to 6 months. ...Read more
See the list: Here are the risks: infection, bleeding, nerve damage, paralysis, loss of voice, ongoing numbness and tingling, failure to improve, failure of fusion, failure of instrumentation, stroke, heart attack, coma, damage to the trachea, esophagus, carotid or jugular vein, worsening of pain, need for further surgery, spinal fluid leak, or even death. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is anterior cervical fusion recommended in young people? If internal fixation is done, am i very likely to suffer from it as i get old like in my 50s
Depends: Anterior cervical decompression and fusion (acdf) is common for cervical disk herniation unimproved after non-operative or conservative care. The fusion will put more stress on the level above and below the fusion, but the plate and fusion are highly unlikely to cause other future problems. ...Read more
Your symptoms & the-: -recommendations by your surgeon. It's a big decision so if you are hesitant, get a second opinion. ...Read more
Common procedure: An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation is a common procedure to address cervical disc herniations, degenerative spondylosis and occasional to treat instability from trauma. A fusion will eliminate the motion at the involved joint segments. Most patients do well. For very good information and videos, check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I will be having 5 level posterior and anterior cervical fusion. Any thoughts negative or positive?
Big operation: These two operations, performed as one or two separate procedures, are very involved. There is high chance of having prolonged difficulty swallowing just from the muscle retraction during the anterior fusion. Both are painful. Fusion rate is lower with multiple levels being fused. There is always a risk to benefit ratio with surgery. Make sure the benefits outweigh the risks in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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