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I have Kaiser so I have to go to one of their doctors. The chief of spine surgery recommends just spinal fusion. I did get approval to see a non Kaiser doctor for a 2nd opinion and he suggests spinal decompression and lumbar fusion.
Obviously I think the 2nd doc sounds better but they won’t let me use him unless I appeal. Anyone have info if the decompression surgery is pointless or should I push the Kaiser doc to do both?