Posted 7/11/2021 6:38 AM (GMT -7)
Hello ThisWillBeGood, I do not recall any members in the past that has had this many levels done. Most had a 4 levels max. How soon after the fall did you have the MRI? What kind of physical symptoms are you having now? Compared to your first MRI to the 2nd one how much different? Any residual issues after the anterior surgery. Yes, drs do caution patients there is a potential of further surgery later, it depends on the individual.
This will be a posterior surgery & the healing will be much different & longer than the anterior you had. If this were me, I would get more than one 2nd opinion. I would get at least a third opinion & maybe a fourth. I would also look for a board certified, fellowship trained neurosurgeon for these opinions. I would check with my insurance to see who is on their approved list, this can be done online. Check the drs out on Healthgrades & Rate Mds, just to see how they are rated. I do not rely solely with reviews, but if you see a bunch of negative reviews that's a good indicator.
I am not saying your surgeon isn't good, however, with a surgery proposal of this magnitude it warrants getting numerous opinions & doing your homework. You don't need to rush into this. I would compile a list of surgeons & ask my GP to make the referrals. Your insurance should pay for these consults without a problem.
What type of work do you do? Sorry for so many questions, just trying to be as helpful as I can.