Could you tell me what happens before surgery (scoliosis/spinal fusion)?

First, need to asses. Your medical status to optimize your outcome which will include a variety of medical tests. By not smoking 6 weeks before surgery you can significantly reduce complications if a smoker. Bathing with special soap preop can reduce risk of infection and being tested for staph with a nose culture. Eat well and avoid any blood thinning products. Be educated about post op course and surgery!
Preop for surgery. The process for getting ready for surgery is a quick and easy process. Lab values with a chest x-ray and possible ekg for a heart eval is usually required. A nurse will do a phone interview a day or two before to answer questions and make sure any significant medical conditions might increase the risk of anesthesia. The day on surgery will see an IV put in then to the or for a long nap.

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What to do if I had to have a spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis and I think it has failed any way to tell?

Yes. If rods have broken, screws broken, and your are having pain. Also, progressive loss of correction are signs that the bone has not healed. I reiterate, pain would be my indication of failure or progressive recurrence of deformity. So are you leaning more, stooping forward? These are signs of failure of the fusion. Read more...

Can I leave my piercings in for when having spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis?

Better out. In the end it is up to the surgeon, anesthesiologist and hospital policy, but all things considered, it is best to remove all jewelry, dentures, glasses, and the like. Removable things can come loose and get lost. In the case of metallic object, they can conduct electrical current and cause burns (for example, the cautery used to control bleeding uses electrical current). Read more...
No. Obviously it depends where the piercings are. Or nursing and anesthesia may have separate policies regarding this, over riding what your surgeon says. Read more...