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Old 02-10-2009, 10:11 PM   #1
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Question 3 level spinal fusion

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

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Old 02-11-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 02-11-2009, 06:31 PM   #3
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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.).

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Old 02-13-2009, 03:08 AM   #4
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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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