I had spine surgery 6 months ago. Everything went well. Early fusion at 3 months. Now my brother needs spine surgery and he asked me to go with him to his first consultation with the Neuro Surgeon. He has same problems I had plus spondylolesthesis on L5-S1. He is not going to the same Dr I had as it would require travel.
The Dr said he wants to go in from the front for a 3-4 hour surgery and then do a second surgery the next day for another 3-4 hour surgery. Then he will be in ICU for a couple of days fr a total hospital stay of 5 - 6 days.
When I had my surgery it was all done during one surgery, 7 hours. Has anyone heard of 2 surgeries a day apart? I am very concerned for him. He is trusting me to give good advice. I want him to get another opinion for sure.
Thank you in advance for your help!