Discectomy and Cervical Fusion
Advanced Spinal Treatments for Neck and Disc Conditions
What is Discectomy and Cervical Fusion?
Discectomy and cervical fusion is a surgical procedure that involves removing a damaged disc in the neck and fusing two or more vertebrae together to stabilize the spine. It is a surgery that can be performed using minimally invasive or open surgery techniques.
How long does the procedure usually take?
When is it recommended to have this type of surgery?
What happens during the surgery?
What do you need to do before the procedure?
Before the procedure, the patient will undergo a series of tests to assess their overall health, including blood tests, imaging tests, and an electrocardiogram. The patient will also be asked to stop smoking and stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, in the days leading up to the procedure. Fasting of 8 hours will also be required prior to the surgery.
What should you do after Discectomy and Cervical Fusion?
What are the post-procedural recommendations?
What are the possible complications, and how likely are they to occur?
How long will you need to stay in the hospital?
How long will it take to fully recover after the procedure?
In conclusion, Discectomy and Cervical Fusion is an effective surgical option for patients suffering from severe neck pain and numbness due to a damaged disc. While there are risks associated with the procedure, the benefits can be life-changing for those who have experienced chronic pain and limited mobility. If you are considering this procedure, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor to determine if it is the right option for you.
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