I had anterior cervical discectomy with fusion surgery then a hematoma, Now a swollen lymph node at incision with no change. Should I be concerned?

If it is for sure. a lymph node, it is probably reactive to the incision and hematoma, no, you should not be concerned because it will probably go away. It could be something, though, so show it to the surgeon who performed your operation.

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Is anterior cervical discectomy with fusion considered a major surgery?

It is small tissue. Small in the tissue operated on but the complication easy recovery possible are significant when it goes well it is minor surgery but best describe all surgeries around your spinal cord as major. Read more...
If it is you! It depends on one's perspective and really on how healthy you are and how severe the disc herniation is and if any other associated pathology or if there was any other prior surgery or treatment(radiation) through the surgical approach that may complicate the surgery or if you are a smoker, obese, diabetic, have an existing chronic remote infection, renal disease etc. Read more...
Absolutely. It is a common surgery for spine surgeons and most patients do well. However, it is certainly considered major surgery. Check out spine-health.Com. Read more...

Is it true that anterior cervical discectomy with fusion is considered major surgery?

I would consider. It major surgery. This can be quite invasive and you are dealing with surgery around some very delicate structures with an anterior approach and operating on the spine. Either would be considered major. While I am not a large proponent of spinal surgery, neurosurgeons with experience in this procedure are safe and practiced at what they do and will minimalize risk as much as possible. Read more...
Absolutely. It is a common surgery for spine surgeons and most patients do well. However, it is certainly considered major surgery. Check out spine-health.Com. Read more...

I had an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion of c5-c6 about 7 weeks ago. The last 2 mornings my hands and feet are swollen. What can cause this?

Anterior cervical. The operation should not cause swelling of your hands or feet. Blood pressure medication can often cause this. A high salt intake may also do it. It is not associated with your acdf but it doesn't hurt to call your surgeon's office. You should see your family doctor. Read more...
Not the previous op. Your previous surgery shouldn't enter into this. You should see your doctor right away. Read more...

I am having anterior cervical discectomy surgery next week on my C5 and c6/c7 (in my neck). How long does it take?

2 to 4 hours. A 2 level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedure takes between 2 to 4 hours depending on multiple factors. There is also additional time needed for anesthesia, positioning on the table, etc. Sometimes the surgical time may be significantly shorter or longer depending on patient size, the exact diagnosis, the severity of nerve compression, etc. Read more...
This varies on what . Is being done in terms of the surgery and also related to your body size in addition to any factors like prior surgery in the neck region, thyroid issues including enlargement or prior irradiation.As well as the skill and experience of the surgeon. If a normal sized person with no prior issue to neck region with a surgeon who does this procedure regularly, it should take 2 hours of actual surgery. Read more...