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Is it safe to have back surgery when sick?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

When spine surgery is elective (not an emergency, such as for paralysis), it is best for a person to be well.
If you have a serious infection or medical problem (like angina (chest pain), uncontrolled sugar (diabetes), uncontrolled high blood pressure, recent heart attack, recent heart stent required blood thinners) surgery should wait until those problems are addressed.

In brief: Depends

When spine surgery is elective (not an emergency, such as for paralysis), it is best for a person to be well.
If you have a serious infection or medical problem (like angina (chest pain), uncontrolled sugar (diabetes), uncontrolled high blood pressure, recent heart attack, recent heart stent required blood thinners) surgery should wait until those problems are addressed.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: No ideally you

Want to be in optimal condition to minimize any risks or complications unless the surgery is an emergency issue.

In brief: No ideally you

Want to be in optimal condition to minimize any risks or complications unless the surgery is an emergency issue.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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