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How long does the anterior cervical corpectomy take?

How long does the anterior cervical corpectomy take?

2 hours or so: In the hands of experienced neurosurgeons or orthospine surgeons, the surgery should take 2-3 hours. It should not last much longer. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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How common is it for someone to need an anterior cervical corpectomy?

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 more

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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?

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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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 more

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How risky is anterior cervical fusion?

How risky is anterior cervical fusion?

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 more

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Anterior cervical disectomy recovery time?

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 more

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Can you recover from anterior cervical diskectomy?

Can you recover from anterior cervical diskectomy?

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 more

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Anybody ever had anterior cervical fusion with plate?

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 more

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Does it hurt to get an anterior cervical disectomy done?

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

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What is the recovery consist of for anterior cervical diskectomy?

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

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What kind of complications might happen from an anterior cervical fusion?

What kind of complications might happen from an anterior cervical fusion?

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 more

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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

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Anterior cervical discectomy surgery, what to do?

Anterior cervical discectomy surgery, what to do?

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. Check out spine health.Com. ...Read more

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What should I base my decision to under go Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusions?

Your symptoms & the-: -recommendations by your surgeon. It's a big decision so if you are hesitant, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I just had an anterior cervical fusion and decompression/ what can I expect now?

I just had an anterior cervical fusion and decompression/ what can I expect now?

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 more

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I will be having 5 level posterior and anterior cervical fusion. Any thoughts negative or positive?

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 more

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