Frequently Asked Questions
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After your initial appointment with your neurosurgeon for a head or brain treatment, we will schedule you for any additional, necessary tests. If you arrive with all the studies needed to diagnose the problem and surgery is indicated, your surgery can be scheduled usually within two to four weeks.
No, only a portion of our patients go on to surgery. After we establish a diagnosis, the physician will outline various treatment options. You and your physician will arrive at the best solution for your particular problem, which may require surgery, but may also respond to epidural steroid injections, physical therapy, or a “wait and watch” approach.
Research Medical Center has the state of the art equipment necessary for this procedure.
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The patient is usually discharged from the hospital after 24 to 48 hours of operation.
This surgical procedure has minimal movement limitations.
The risks of this surgery include early or late loosening of the components, anatomical or technical difficulties, and component sizing issues. Other possible problems include tissue reaction and formation of bone that may reduce spinal motion or result in a fusion.
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Recovery time is specific for each patient, but your surgeon will have a recovery plan to get you back to normal after the operation. Typically, patients are walking around by the end of the day, and able to return to work in 3-6 weeks, depending on how healed they are and the level of activity involved.