How long does the anterior cervical corpectomy take?

2 hours or so. In the hands of experienced neurosurgeons or orthospine surgeons, the surgery should take 2-3 hours. It should not last much longer.
About 2-3hours. Much more if for ossification of pll a condition.

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How common is it for someone to need an anterior cervical corpectomy?

Individualized. This procedure is individualized by the surgeon's experience and your presenting disease. If the surgeon feels he cannot achieve the desired result by a 2 level diskectomy and fusion, he will perform a corpectomy. It is common for some surgeons to do many surgeries this way and others will do it only when necessary. If you are uncomfortable with this, seek a second opinion. Good luck. Read more...
Varies. There are many spine surgeons who perform correct omits, though the trend is less invasive, more target specific solutions, that will provide faster healing and more long term functionality. Seek high level expertise before committing and don't be shy about second opinions. Read more...

When neurosurgeon says Necessity of a corpectomy and anterior cervical fusion, but not urgent, how do I interpret what he means? Wait as long I want?

Annoying! Your doctor cannot have it both ways. Is there really any reason that he/she makes you wait so long while you are worrying? Hard to believe. If you are uncomfortable with this doctor, please ask your Primary doctor to refer you to a different Neurosurgeon. Hope all goes well! Read more...