Went for second opinion at UPenn. All went well. Loved the doctor. He is recommending the same surgery as the first doctor, however, he specializes in the thoracic spine. He really took his time with me and explained everything in detail. He wants to do a lumbar MRI before the surgery so that he can use that to make sure he operates on the right levels. He agreed with going though the back. He said he'd do the surgery on a wednesday and I'd stay in the hospital until Friday. No date set yet. Have to get the MRI done first. So, I'm getting the surgery done at UPenn.