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jackpate 02-10-2009 09:11 PM

3 level spinal fusion
I am scheduled for a 3 level fusion and am wondering how long did the surgery take? :angel::angel::angel::angel::angel::cool:

BlueAtlas 02-11-2009 12:45 PM

Re: 3 level spinal fusion
It varies with the method the surgeon is using and the number of levels. But you can probably get a rough idea from what each of us posts. I had a 360 fusion, that is, they go in first through the back, then flipped me over and went in again through the back. I had three surgeons working on me. It took about 6 1/2 hours for 8 levels.

Hope this helps,
Emily :wave:

bekkieboop89 02-11-2009 05:31 PM

Re: 3 level spinal fusion
My surgery was 2.5 hours, and it was only the can call the hospital and ask how long your doctor booked the operating room for. Normally doctors book however long they feel they'll need to do the operation + 1 hour in case of complications (or at least that's what I've been told.).

Best of luck with your fusion!

DelawareGirl 02-13-2009 02:08 AM

Re: 3 level spinal fusion
My 3 level took about 3 hours - pretty quick. I don't think you will remember much - I certainly didn't. The pain meds in the hospital worked very well.

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