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For how long does chiari decompression surgery take?

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Few hours

It depends on on the skill or experience of the surgeon, the exact nature of the procedure, and what is encountered during surgery.
In my experience, the surgery takes about two hours from making the incision to closing the skin. If you are at a university hospital, where residency training is being performed, the surgery may take longer.

In brief: Few hours

It depends on on the skill or experience of the surgeon, the exact nature of the procedure, and what is encountered during surgery.
In my experience, the surgery takes about two hours from making the incision to closing the skin. If you are at a university hospital, where residency training is being performed, the surgery may take longer.
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