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The surgery, according to my instruction sheet, will be a "bilateral L5-S1 laminotomy foraminotomy possible discesctomy."
The surgeon who is performing the operation has a very good reputation and was recommended by several doctors. However, my main doctor described him (quite charitably) as "terse." My two appointments with the surgeon to date have lasted perhaps 3 minutes each. I don't expect him to volunteer extra information, so I want to make sure I ask the right questions. On my list so far:
Also, if anyone has any tips or advice to share, I'd be most grateful!