I had my L5-S1 fusion surgery on July 20th. So I'm 11 weeks post op. No real problems to speak of. I started pysical theropy the begining of Sept and have been talking to alot of other spine patients, and I have yet to find anyone else who shares the same details of my surgery. Ok so now my question. Has anyone else had their fusion surgery as an outpatient? I had mine done at an outpatient only surgery center. Got there at 6am and was home by 2pm. And it was a full fusion with hardware (rods and screws). So is this new or what?