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Minimally invasive surgery

I have been diagnosed with severe cervical stenosis at C5-C6, C6-C7. I ve following ADR and fusion surgeries from the beginning. Now I am wondering about minimally invasive surgeries. I have never heard anyone getting those surgeries for multiple level severe stenosis. I do not want to get fusion or ADR for the following reasons
1) I have severe stenosis. I have a disc bulge which causes it. My bulge is not that bad (no herniation, no height loss), it just my spinal canal is very narrow. So I am wondering if I can save my real disc partially.
2) While a lot of people have good results from ADR & fusion, I see some complications like adjacent level disease, fused ADR, instrumentation issues.

I am wondering why there is not one single procedure like fusion and what are the options.. whether there are statistics with more than 100 patients?
MRI shows C4-C7 severe steonosis. Pain in hand.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,846
    I still believe cervical surgeries are the best to go through.
    They have become so common place for surgeons and the recovery almost always seems so positive.

    I've posted for you many times, the various cervical surgery techniques. Just go over to the main page and under treatments look at cervical surgeries. There it will explain everything you want to know and much more plus videos.

    Its good that you are researching all options. But honestly, I would want to get the opinion from your doctor and want they think is the best for your situation. You can read everything, but that does not mean something is better or not for you.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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