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Is surgery on a spine a risky procedure?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: What kind of surgery

Getting safer.

In brief: What kind of surgery

Getting safer.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: All surgery has risk

Just that the risks are relative and related to one's age, underlying health & condition, habits like drug, alcohol & cigarette use, weight, ability to comply with medical advice, the diagnosis for which the surgery is indicated, the type of surgery, where the surgery is being done & by the skill & experience of the person doing the surgery.
Primary surgery v revision surgery also is a factor.

In brief: All surgery has risk

Just that the risks are relative and related to one's age, underlying health & condition, habits like drug, alcohol & cigarette use, weight, ability to comply with medical advice, the diagnosis for which the surgery is indicated, the type of surgery, where the surgery is being done & by the skill & experience of the person doing the surgery.
Primary surgery v revision surgery also is a factor.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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