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Surgical Procedures for Spinal StenosisStewart G. Eidelson, M.D.
What kinds of surgical procedures might be used?
There are several different surgical procedures used to treat spinal stenosis. Listed below are the names and a brief description of each procedure. Once again, your doctor will explain which procedure or procedures will be performed during your operation.
Will the surgical procedure take away my pain?
This is a good question. Your doctor will provide you with statistics that help to predict your surgical outcome. These statistics are important and will help you to determine if surgery is the best choice.
If your nerves were badly damaged before surgery, you may experience some pain or numbness afterward. Sometimes there is no improvement at all. Unfortunately, as you age your spine will continue to change or degenerate. Sometimes symptoms reappear several years after surgery.
How long will it take me to recover and get back to my life?
This depends on the type of surgical procedure and your condition before surgery. Some spine procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis that allows you to go home the same day. A more comprehensive procedure, such as one involving fusion requires hospitalization.
At an appropriate time after surgery, your doctor will prescribe a course of physical therapy. This gives patients a good step forward in their recovery and return to everyday activities.
Dr. Eidelson performs spine surgery at Leading Florida Hospitals.
Bethesda Hospital East
2815 S Seacrest Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
800 Meadows Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Delray Medical Center
5352 Linton Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33484