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Frequently asked questions about Cervical Spine Surgery in United Arab Emirates


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1. What is the cost of tests for cervical spine surgery?

As a thumb rule, tests such as an MRI scan, CT scan, X-ray, myelogram, and discogram are done to evaluate your condition before the surgery. A bone scan, cardiac evaluation, and appropriate blood tests are also done. The cost for these tests is a part of the package.

2. Is the medicine cost included in the package?

Over-the-counter medications such as Motrin, Advil, or Ibuprofen can be consumed for pain-relieving as needed. Medications given at the hospital to prepare for the surgery are a part of the package price. However, once you are discharged, the medicines you buy will not be included in the package.

3. How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after the cervical spine surgery?

Cervical spine surgery generally takes approximately 3 to 4 hours and you will be required to stay in the hospital for at least one-night post the surgery. 

4. Is there any post-treatment expense after the cervical spine surgery?

Your doctor may advise you to wear a soft or stiff collar for 4 to 6 weeks to help your neck movement. You will also have to get physical tests done at regular intervals, furthermore, medications will not be covered in the package.

5. Does insurance cover cervical spine surgery?

Cervical spine surgery may be fully or partially covered by health insurance for hospitalization and medications. It’s always useful to talk to your insurance provider to understand the exact benefits.

6. Is there any alternative to cervical spine surgery?

Under the guidance of your doctor, you can go for alternative treatments such as acupuncture, manual manipulation, or even neck massage may provide some relief. Epidural steroid injections may also temporarily relieve pain and act as a diagnostic tool for documenting the disc level causing discomfort.

Pre Procedure

1. What is the type of surgery – Open or MIS or Robotic etc?

There are three types of surgeries, Open, Minimally invasive and Robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery which allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional techniques. The type of surgery on the patient depends upon the case.

2. What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Once the nerves are getting compressed and the spine is unstable, there are some symptoms that eventually start appearing such as - loss of urine and stool control, sharp pain while walking which in the extreme case can lead to paralysis.

If the patient is doing surgery once these symptoms have started appearing, some of these changes in the body are irreversible. Hence, once the diagnosis is made, the patient shouldn't wait unnecessarily for the surgery.

3. What is the success rate of this surgery?

It is between 95-97%.

4. What is the life of an Implant?

50-year life expectancy.

5. Is it a safe surgery, generally asking?

Spine surgeries have become extremely safe since the onset of the latest techniques like Neuronavigation. Even then the risk to life is less than 1 % and the chances of surgery to fail will be between 2 - 5%.

6. What are the chances that my condition will be worse after surgery?

Spine surgeries have become extremely safe since the onset of the latest techniques like Neuronavigation. Even then the risk to life is less than 1 % and the chances of surgery to fail will be between 2 - 5%.

7. What is Cervical spine surgery?

Cervical spine surgery is recommended to get relieve from neck pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the neck and to restore the nerve function and to stop or prevent the abnormal motion in your neck.  This surgery is being done to treat either nerve  or spinal cord impingement and spinal instability.

8. What are the reasons for cervical spine surgery?

Cervical spine surgery is indicated to treat different types of spinal neck problems, this surgey may be done to treat  different types of degenerative disorders such as trauma or instability which may produce pressure on the spinal cord or on the nerves coming from the spine.

9. What conditions are treated with cervical spine surgery?’

Cervical spine surgery is being used to treat various disorders such as degenerative disc disease, (discs or cushion pads between your vertebrae shrink causing wearing of the disc) and  cervical deformity (for straightening and stabilizing the spine)

10. Is cervical spine surgery a major surgery?

Yes, cervical spine surgery is a major surgery it involves fusion of the two adjacent vertebrae in the cervical spine as this procedure is very safe this is still a major surgery.

During Procedure

1. What is the duration of surgery?

1-2 hours.

2. How long will be my hospital stay?

You may stay in the hospital for about 4-5 days generally

3. How much time is needed for cervical spine surgery?

It will take around four to six hours to do cervical spine surgery.

4. How cervical spine surgery is being done?

The cervical spine is approached either from the front or from the back, mostly anterior approach is being favoured for cervical spine surgery because it result in less disruption of the normal musculature and it is also being easier for maintaining the normal alignment of spine. An anterior discectomy and fusion is the most common method for cervical spine surgery. During the surgery, the disc is removed through a small incision in the front of the neck. The cervical spine can either be approached from the front or from the back.

5. How revision surgery is different from cervical spine surgery?

Revision surgery are needed for correcting a deformity, the type of revision surgery depends on the type of problem you are having. The incidence of complications is being higher than seen in first time after procedure. It is more difficult to relieve pain and to restore the function of nerve in revision surgery.

Post Procedure

1. When can i return to work?

By 4 to 6 weeks after lumbar fusion surgery, most patients are cleared to return to work.

2. Will it hamper with my neck movement?

As such there are no problems beacuse the patient starts playing after 6 months.

3. Will my pain go away?

Depends upon each individual, usually a pain because of the surgery goes away in 1-2 weeks and pain from pre-surgery goes away in 3 - 6 months (in the worst case).

4. Will the numbness in my hands and legs go away?

Yes, it will go away after the surgery.

5. Will it restore my grip?

The grip will be restored after 4-6 weeks.

6. How much time for recovery?

The individual will start recovering from 2 weeks and can play games and resume normal routine within 4-6 months.

7. Will I be able to offer prayers sitting on floor and bending my back?

Yes after the duration of 6 months it is possible.

8. Will it affect my urine control or stool control after surgery?

No, it will not get affected.

9. What are the Potential Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery?

Some of the possible complications of the surgery includes injury to the spinal cord, nerves, esophagus, carotid artery or vocal cords, non-healing of bony fusion, instrument breakage or failyre or bone graft site pain.

10. What are the side effects of cervical spine surgery?

The side effects of the surgery are very minimal in case of cervical spine surgery, but along with any other procedure there are number of inherent risk.  A cervical fusion will limit some ability to look straight up or down by extending or flexing the neck.  Patient may also experience some difficulty in swallowing or sore throat immediately after the procedure.

11. What can you not do after cervical spine surgery?

You should not do driving while you are taking medicines and you should not lift anything heavier for the first two weeks after surgery. You should not do any sexual activity in the first week after surgery as long as you feel comfortable.

12. How long does it take to recover from cervical spine surgery?

You have to be in hospital for almost two days after surgery. Complete recovery after the surgery will take the next four to six weeks then you can do your light activities. The complete recovery after the procedure will take around two to three months.

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