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Might have to have back surgery for bulge disk. Dangerous surgery?

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Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: There are risks

There are significant risks associated with back surgery such as nerve damage, infection, bleeding, need for more surgery.
The anesthesia also has risks. Fortunately, the risks for bad things happening are very low. You need to have honest discussion with your surgeon about the risks so that you're ok doing an elective procedure, or not.

In brief: There are risks

There are significant risks associated with back surgery such as nerve damage, infection, bleeding, need for more surgery.
The anesthesia also has risks. Fortunately, the risks for bad things happening are very low. You need to have honest discussion with your surgeon about the risks so that you're ok doing an elective procedure, or not.
Dr. Robert Wallach
Dr. Robert Wallach
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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery

In brief: Routine

This is a routine procedure that carries relatively low risk.
That being said, no surgery is completely without risk and a thorough discussion of the indications for surgery and the risks of surgery should be held with the surgeon.

In brief: Routine

This is a routine procedure that carries relatively low risk.
That being said, no surgery is completely without risk and a thorough discussion of the indications for surgery and the risks of surgery should be held with the surgeon.
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Reza Karimi
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