I recently had 2-level anterior cervical Discectomy and fusion (ACDF) at C4-5 and C5-6 with significant additional damage to C-6-7 (which was left untreated)on 7-26-2013. As a result of this surgery I have discovered that the sympathetic nerve was compromised causing HORNER'S SYNDROME. This was not something that I was advised pre-surgery as a possible side effect. I am quite devastated at the outcome and am searching for ANY ADVICE OR INFORMATION regarding treatment and/or additional testing that can be done. So far, the surgeon tried denying any connection to the surgical procedure but has since claimed that I am only the 2nd patient in his 20 years that this has happened to. Regardless of his statistics, I would like to know if anyone who has dealt with this outcome has any advice or information as to what I should be doing/requesting/reporting. I am concerned with the "time will only tell...lets wait and see" treatment. Please help me with any links, suggestions or specific tests or specialists I should be requesting. Thank you so much for any help! p.s. I also developed severe obstructive airway blockage requiring an immediate CPAP Machine as my breathing was stopping on average of 12 times per hour and have yet to speak (no voice) at 34 days post-op. I was referred to an ENT Specialist and after examination on 8-28-13 I was advised that I also have damage to my vocal cords. Neuropraxia of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Palsey. I am now being referred to a Laryngologist for treatment or repair. Anyone who has had this or a similar surgery that can fill me in on realistic post-op complications and timeframes before things return to "tolerable and normal" will be greatly appreciated! Thank You in advance!