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

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Dr. Kenneth Liu
Neurosurgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Liu
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