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What are my limitations after laser spine surgery? How long will I be in hospital?
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Doctor
Talk with your surgeon.
They can tell you the limitations and expectations, if you undergo a procedure. They should also inform you on where the procedure is done, since many of the "laser" procedures are done in various type of treatment facilities. If done in an outpatient setting, verify that the surgeon has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital in case overnight care is required.

In brief: Doctor
Talk with your surgeon.
They can tell you the limitations and expectations, if you undergo a procedure. They should also inform you on where the procedure is done, since many of the "laser" procedures are done in various type of treatment facilities. If done in an outpatient setting, verify that the surgeon has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital in case overnight care is required.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: It varies
The laser is a tool used in spinal surgery, but does not describe the complete surgery itself.
Some lasers are used in percutaneous and endoscopic surgeries and these are pretty exclusively done as outpatient. Lasers are sometimes used in much larger surgeries that may require hospitalization. The laser itself does not really dictate the recovery. Thank you for your question.

In brief: It varies
The laser is a tool used in spinal surgery, but does not describe the complete surgery itself.
Some lasers are used in percutaneous and endoscopic surgeries and these are pretty exclusively done as outpatient. Lasers are sometimes used in much larger surgeries that may require hospitalization. The laser itself does not really dictate the recovery. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Depends
If it is done as a minimally invasive procedure it should be same day surgery.
The limitations should be discussed with your surgeon as this is dependent on your diagnosis, age, health and conditioning as well as the extent and outcome of your surgery.

In brief: Depends
If it is done as a minimally invasive procedure it should be same day surgery.
The limitations should be discussed with your surgeon as this is dependent on your diagnosis, age, health and conditioning as well as the extent and outcome of your surgery.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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