I have previously had an anterior cervical discectomy & fusion. I still have massive problems so my surgeon is going to operate on me again in the same area but this time going in through my back. i.e. not anterior. I cannot find any details on this procedure on the internet. My surgeon says he is going to have everything ready (plates, bolts, screws, etc) so he is prepared for all eventualities once he has opened me up. He also says that because he is going in through my back the recovery/rehab time will be a lot longer than for an anterior procedure because he has to do a lot more cutting. Anyone had similar or any advice please?