Dr. Raiszadeh explains whether cervical reconstruction is an inpatient procedure or an outpatient procedure.
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.
About Dr. Raiszadeh, M.D.:
Kam Raiszadeh, MD, serves as medical director of the Advanced Spine Institute & Minimally Invasive Spine Center at Alvarado Hospital. Dr. Raiszadeh is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society and North American Spine Society.