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How risky is anterior cervical fusion?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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. Although there are risks with any surgery, most patients do very well. Check out spine health.Com.

In brief: 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. Although there are risks with any surgery, most patients do very well. Check out spine health.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Miriam Sivkin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Has risks

Refer to your provider for assessment of risks and benefits before having any procedure performed.

In brief: Has risks

Refer to your provider for assessment of risks and benefits before having any procedure performed.
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Depends

Some risks depend on a patient's general medical condition.
This type of surgery is generally low risk in skilled hands. However, low risk doesn't mean no risk. Though complications of this surgery are rare, they can be catastrophic if they do occur.

In brief: Depends

Some risks depend on a patient's general medical condition.
This type of surgery is generally low risk in skilled hands. However, low risk doesn't mean no risk. Though complications of this surgery are rare, they can be catastrophic if they do occur.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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