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How serious is it to have back surgery?

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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Serious

All surgeries carry some degree of risk.
The "seriousness" of the surgery also depends on what type of surgical procedure is being done, i.E minimally invasive vs a fusion. Talk to your surgeon to ascertain the risks involved and consider a second opinion to see if surgery is the best option.

In brief: Serious

All surgeries carry some degree of risk.
The "seriousness" of the surgery also depends on what type of surgical procedure is being done, i.E minimally invasive vs a fusion. Talk to your surgeon to ascertain the risks involved and consider a second opinion to see if surgery is the best option.
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies

It varies tremendously based upon the nature of the condition you have and also the type of surgery proposed.
Don't hesitate to see a specialist and discuss the specifics of your individual case.

In brief: Varies

It varies tremendously based upon the nature of the condition you have and also the type of surgery proposed.
Don't hesitate to see a specialist and discuss the specifics of your individual case.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Depends on several

This depends on several factors: your age, your health, are you obese, do use abuse alcohol or drugs, do you smoke, what is your nutritional status, the reason for your surgery, the type of surgery, the surgical approach, the anticipated blood loss, is it more than a single stage surgery, is it a revision surgery , does it involve .
.. Get the gist? You need to talk in detail with your surgeon.

In brief: Depends on several

This depends on several factors: your age, your health, are you obese, do use abuse alcohol or drugs, do you smoke, what is your nutritional status, the reason for your surgery, the type of surgery, the surgical approach, the anticipated blood loss, is it more than a single stage surgery, is it a revision surgery , does it involve .
.. Get the gist? You need to talk in detail with your surgeon.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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