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Is anterior cervical discectomy with fusion considered a major surgery?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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