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Thread: Initial Appointment to Surgery Date - How Much Time?

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    Initial Appointment to Surgery Date - How Much Time?

    Hi Everyone,

    Is there an average amount of time it takes from the initial meeting with a surgeon's office to the actual surgery? Weeks, months, etc.?

    Warmly,
    Doreen

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    backissues Guest
    I don't think there is a standard amount of time. For me, it was 3 months. There have been people who had less time until surgery.

    Did you decide on a surgeon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by backissues View Post

    Did you decide on a surgeon?
    I have an appointment with Dr. Ananthakrishnan who is in the same practice as Dr. Yoon on Wed so we'll see how that goes.

    Warmly,
    Doreen

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    I wonder what to expect in my initial visit on Wed with a surgeon. I have x-rays and MRI images on discs which I will bring with me. What do doctors typically tell you in the initial meeting when a patient is ready for surgery (here is the problem, here is a solution, this is when we can fix it?).

    Warmly,
    Doreen

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    backissues Guest
    He will probably tell you what he can do for you to help you and explain what to expect.

    I always go into such an appointment with a list of questions. Also, if possible, take someone else along to hear what it said. It is difficult to take it all in when you are the patient.

    Good luck!!

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