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What is the recovery time for a diskectomy? How long does it take to recover from a diskectomy? When can I get back to normal activities and work? .

What is the recovery time for a diskectomy? How long does it take to recover from a diskectomy? When can I get back to normal activities and work?

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Recovery : Recovery time depends on the type of discectomy surgery you have, long long you have had the problem and the presence of nerve damage. Patients recover quicker from minimally invasive and endoscopic discectomy then traditional. People who have the problem longer or have nerve damage take longer to recover. Most people recover from surgery between a 2 to 12 weeks. Please see my health guide on lumbar discectomy. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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Discectomy (Definition)

Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more


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What is the estimated recovery time for laser discectomy?

What is the estimated recovery time for laser discectomy?

Short: "if " it works ti should be quick...If your symptoms persist see an orthopaedic spine surgeon with a new mri. ...Read more

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How long of a recovery time should I expect from discectomy surgery?

How long of a recovery time should I expect from discectomy surgery?

Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications. ...Read more

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What is the recovery consist of for anterior cervical diskectomy?

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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How long is cervical discectomy the operation length and recovery time?

It varies: For a one-level discectomy and fusion the operation typically lasts 1-2hours. I typically let my patients go home the same day of surgery. Recovery varies from patient to patient. I tell my patients no strenuous activity for first 2 weeks. We then start to ease them back into full activity so that they're back to normal activity by 6-8 weeks. See http://youtu.Be/oyk49lnvx78 for a video. ...Read more

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For cervical discectomy, what is the operation length and recovery time?

For cervical discectomy, what is the operation length and recovery time?

One hour, 3 months: The surgery is usually about an hour. It takes about 3 months to fully recover. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Cervical discectomy - what is the normal operation length and recovery time?

Fairly short.: If you are referring to an anterior cervical discectomy, the operation usually takes about an hour and most patients can go home the same day or the next. Typically, if everything goes well, patients are back at work within a week or two. ...Read more

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Cervical discectomy and fusion assuming successful surgery, with no complications and reasonably healthy and active patient; what is a reasonable recovery period?

Cervical discectomy and fusion assuming successful surgery, with no complications and reasonably healthy and active patient; what is a reasonable recovery period?

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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I just had a cervial discectomy and fusion at C5 C6 recovery has been minimal how long before i can schedule a breast lift ?

I just had a cervial discectomy and fusion at C5 C6 recovery has been minimal how long before i can schedule a breast lift ?

Ask neck surgeon: Your neck surgeon has the definitive answer based on your actual surgery, as well as how your healing has progressed. An elective cosmetic surgery should not be undertaken when there is any risk to your neck; your neck will likely need to be hyperextended for anesthesia, and unless fully and durably healed (x-ray?), this could be a major risk. Talk frankly with your neck surgeon about your plan! ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Diskectomy (Definition)

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