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Is having esophageal dysmotility common after anterior cervical spine surgery?

Yes: Almost everyone will. Rarely does it pose a serious permanent problem. A few do, so if you are choking or it feels like food is getting stuck, contact your doctor so you can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Replogle
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Spine Surgery (Definition)

This is surgery to treat disorders of the spine. It may be a discectomy, laminectomy, or fusion. Fusion surgery usually means using special plates and screws whic typically stay in permanently. Many of these procedures can be performed ...Read more


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Can you advise me on the difference between two cervical spine surgery options?

Yes: I would be happy to, but you would need to be more specific. Options generally involve going through the front verses the back of the neck, and whether a decompression alone or a fusion, or a disc replacement is done. Each option has its advantages in certain situations, as well as it's disadvantages. ...Read more

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Stroke in occipital lobe following cervical spine surgery?

Stroke in occipital lobe following cervical spine surgery?

Vertebral Artery: This can be a consequence of injury to the vertebral artery. This can be from direct manipulation, positioning or spontaneous. Further diagnostic workup can include angiography. ...Read more

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Are there orthopedists that specialize in cervical endoscopic spine surgery for stenosis?

An Orthopaedic Spine: Surgeons that is well trained could perform an endoscopic posterior cervical endoscopic surgical procedure to decompress your cervical spine. But you have to make sure you are not focused more on the secondary goal than on the primary goal (properly addressing your pathology and resolving your symptoms). Some pathologies may not be best treated with endoscopy, so beware, and listen to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Tips when recovering from cervical spine surgery?

Others: Keep an eye on your wound. Stop smoking. Follow your surgeon's recommendations on activity and/or bracing. Stay globally healthy--good nutrition, good diabetic control, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of pain medication is prescribed after cervical spine surgery?

Depends on the : Surgery. If it is a minimally invasive fusion, you may only need Percocet or something along those lines. If it is something more invasive, such as an open anterior approach with a discectomy, you may need patient controlled analgesia which often consists of IV morphine or something along those lines. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Arterior cervical spine surgery at china?

ACDF: Not sure what you are asking? If they can do anterior cervical surgery in china? Probably, but why go on a trip for something maybe a local doctor you trust can perform locally and you will have access to him/her afterwards instead of having to fly back home? What is the proposed procedure for what pathology? Be careful and do no pay for services you haven't perhaps received yet.... ...Read more

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What can I expect in a cervical spine surgery?

What can I expect in a cervical spine surgery?

Depends: This depends on a variety of factors including your age and health as well as other medical issues and habits such as being a smoker. It also depends on the specific reason for the surgery and what rype of surgery (decompression, fusion or both) and the extent of the surgery as well as what approach or approaches used. Is it a first time surgery or a revision surgery or an adjacent level one. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have cervical spine surgery?

On the neck: The cervical spine is the neck area. Common cervical spine operations address disk problems, nerve pressure or irritation, spinal cord problems. Other problems are tumors, infections, broken bones. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Cervical Spine (Definition)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in ...Read more


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