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I am having spine surgery procedure tomorrow; I have a cold; what do I do?
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Do not have it
Back surgery is mainly optional.
You should see your pcp for evaluation & medical clearance. For elective surgery you should in best of health!

In brief: Do not have it
Back surgery is mainly optional.
You should see your pcp for evaluation & medical clearance. For elective surgery you should in best of health!
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Let team know
I would let your surgeon know immediately.
It depends in part on the nature of the procedure you are having and how bad your "cold" is. Sometimes we will elct to proceed with surgery, sometimes we will defer it until the patient is clearly better, but it is always best to know as soon as possible. Thank you for your question.

In brief: Let team know
I would let your surgeon know immediately.
It depends in part on the nature of the procedure you are having and how bad your "cold" is. Sometimes we will elct to proceed with surgery, sometimes we will defer it until the patient is clearly better, but it is always best to know as soon as possible. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Spinal
Have your operation with spinal surgery - do not get a general anesthetic.
Alternatively if you're feeling lousy, you may just want to postpone it.

In brief: Spinal
Have your operation with spinal surgery - do not get a general anesthetic.
Alternatively if you're feeling lousy, you may just want to postpone it.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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