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

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Dr. J. Alex Thomas
Neurosurgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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