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Thread: staged surgery

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Camino, CA

    staged surgery

    Has anyone out there had a staged surgery? My surgery will be done in three parts. Surgery #1 will be an open anterior for the lumbar area. Surgery #2 will be thorascopic for the thoracic area (anterior) and surgery #3 will be the posterior fusion. If anyone has needed to have their surgery split up like mine, even if it was two instead of three, I'd love to hear from you and what your experience was like.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    new jersey
    I haven't had surgery yet..but that seems rough on you..I have been reasearching for months and I know that they do that surgery all at once....

    Surgery June 28th 2004
    fused T4 -L3
    Hip graft
    Grown 1 1/2 inches
    25/o upper T 15/o
    53/o T 15/o
    37/o L 6/o
    Dr. Micheal Nuewirth
    New York City

    August 6, 2004
    Pulmonary Embolism
    complication from surgery

    January 2007 currently
    increasing pain at the T4/5
    point irratation heardwear

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