I am scheduled for ACDF surgery on Tuesday for C4/5 and 5/6. I got a call today telling me that my insurance will only pay for an outpatient stay (I had previously been told by NS that I'd be in hospital overnight). This news has really increased my anxiety.
I had an ankle fusion a few years ago and had awful pain the first night. Anyone have experience with both procedures who can speak to the relative pain/recovery issues?
BTW, I will be going to a hotel directly from hospital, since I am from out of town. Not sure if this will be more or less comfortable than a bed in my own home.
Thanks.ACDF Surgery Postoperative Care