I am a 32 yr old male, in very good shape, not overweight, however i do smoke. I had lumbar fusion last September, at my last office visit my Dr. showed me my x-rays and i now have a broken screw. Now they are telling me that my fusion did not occur and I am "unstable" and require another surgery.(which I'm not thrilled about) Should I get another surgeon, a lawyer? The risks that they are talking about seem like too much to bear. The way they want to go in this time is through my stomach, which has a 2% risk that I might be infertile after the surgery. (my fiance and I plan to have children) My second option that my Dr. really does not want to do is go in the same way they did the first time, but with all the scar tissue could increase my risks. Please someone give me some advise on what i should do?