I was wondering how common it is for the surgeon to get the wrong level during spine surgery.
I know that they x-ray to determine which is the correct level, so it shouldn't happen often.
My surgeon started to work on the level above my problem level that needed a fusion.
He realised his mistake and moved down to the correct level.
My surgical report said that he 'inadvertantly' cut a window into the laminar and then realised that it was not the area with the spondylolisthesis, so re-checked with an x-ray and then did the decompression (laminectomy, discectomy and facetectomy) and fusion on the correct level.
Has this happened to anyone else?
I hope that it won't cause me any problems in the future.