6 doctors weighed in:
Is it safe to have back surgery when sick?
6 doctors weighed in

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
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
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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