Dr. Raiszadeh explains whether cervical reconstruction is an inpatient procedure or an outpatient procedure.
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Nowadays, cervical reconstructive surgery is essentially an outpatient procedure for one to two level procedures, meaning that it’s a procedure that can be done on one day and the patient goes home the next day from an outpatient surgical unit. Because we don’t disrupt the muscles at all when we go through the front of the neck, we can go through and do the reconstruction, take the pressure off the nerves, either do a fusion or a disc replacement, and then patient goes home the next day and able to start functioning right away with their normal regular daily activities.
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