Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Degenerative lumbar scoliosis w 4 level severe lumbar spinal stenosis fixed this afternoon

L1-iliac instrumentation and fusion w L2-5 laminectomies
Ebl 450 cc
Blood transfused. None
Complications: none.
Surgical time: just under 3 hours.

Just before her surgery saw a nice woman and her engineer husband from Savannah, GA about 5 hour drive from Raleigh with the same problem. She also has a friend who needs 5 level decompression fusion who was told her only option was a spinal cord stimulator. Better to get another opinion from surgeon with deformity and/or multilevel spine reconstruction experience before signing up for stimulator. 

Dr. Lloyd Hey -- http://www.heyclinic.com

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