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Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Hello! I'm new to this forum. My husband has cervical spondylosis, migraines, occipital neuralgia, cervical radiculopathy, and sleep apnea. A specialist recommended an anterior cervical discectomy at C-3 "when he couldn't stand the pain anymore". He now wants the surgery. He is on FMLA because he cannot stand the pain any longer. He has a pre-op evaluation on Thursday, but the NP seemed somewhat hesitant now. She said she was scheduling an appointment with the surgeon so he could review everything with my husband and decide if he should have surgery. This specialist has recommended it twice and said he would have much success. I think the surgeon may be hesitant because my husband is obese and has sleep apnea. Does anyone have any knowledge about how doctors feel about this? We both know the general risks of the surgery and how it may be complicated with sleep apnea. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.
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