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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 L5-S1....you 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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