Hi, my name is Ken, and I will be scheduled for a 4 level ACDF, very soon. I have checked around here and other websites, but I can't seem to find many stories about the type of surgery that I will be having. I have met with one surgeon so far and he recommends a 4 level fusion. I am meeting with one more surgeon tomorrow, that has already seem my x-rays and my MRI. He also recommends a 4 level ACDF. The first surgeon I met with wants to go in through the back of my neck, while the surgeon I am seeing tomorrow wants to go in through the front. That's where the conflict comes in to play.
Both of these surgeons have done this type of surgery many, many times, so I know I'll be in great hands with either one of them. They both are highly recommended, and are head of orthopedic surgery at their respective hospitals. I'll make my decision by Monday April 5th. I need to talk with my family after I meet with doctor number two tomorrow. If anyone has any input, or has experience with this type of surgery, I would like to hear from you. If you have any comments to make, please feel free to post them. Thanks for reading, and I hope everyone is doing well with their spinal problems. Ken