Hello my name is Lena, i`ve been using this site for help with Spondylolisthesis of L4-5 & L5-s Grade 2, with degenerative disk disease. And thank you so all of you as well as spine health web site. .
My question is ; WITCH SPINE FUSION SURGERY IS BEST & WHAT TYPE OF DOC IS BEST TO USE??
I have had spine surgeon for 1 1/2 years, guess he knew surgery was only that would give me relief. But I`m a smoker so he just referred me to a pain doc. Spine surgeon recomends 360 fusion L4-5 & L5-s with cages /screws/bone grafts. he wanting to do ALIF (Lumbar Fusion) Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion & Pedicle screw instrumentation i`ve talked to people that he has done surgery on (not this surgery) and they love him, looked him up and hes one of top surgeons around here.
Pain doc ,who i like and trust, recommend Nero surgeon. don`t know much about him. his surgery is less invasive only going though my back. Lumbar spinal fusion. I`ve meet with him 2 times and like him. But know nothing about his success rate.
But still not sure whats the diffidence other than not cutting open and working on spine though the belly. 1st surgery sounds stronger and but im being told the bone fusion will fusion the same. Nero surgeon is what im leaning towards at this time,
CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH INFORMATION SO I CAN MAKE THE BEST CHOOSE FOR ME ??? PLEASE , THANK YOU
If you are someone you know have had either of these surgery PLEASE any and all commits will be helpful. THANK YOU