I had a ACDF C5-C6 july 08. In november 10 i re-injured again resulting in buldging discs above and below the fusion. In august the numbness and pain in my arm became unbearable with major increase in neck pain. mri showed c6-c7 was herniated. emg showed decreased conduction in nerve 7...going through all treatments..pT, three epidurals, just started acupuncture. all nerve pain and arm numbness is GONE..bad neck pain remains (burning, pinching, headaches) etc. surgeon in leaning towards surgery. i am needles to say, very upset and not happy. Anyway, today they called with a date...i can cancel if third epidural or acupuncture help..MY QUESTION: he wants me to see an ENT soon..office girl spoke to me. she said he will be in the surgery??? I understand about chances of breathing, swallowing difficulties. But does anyone know why an ENT would be in the surgery? as far as i know, last surgery was my ortho surgeon and neurosurgeon..thanks.