Modern methods of regional anesthesia are allowing patients to go home the same day after back surgery
The decision of whether or not a patient can go home on the same day after back surgery depends on several factors, such as the type of surgery performed, the patient’s overall health, and the surgical team’s assessment of the patient’s condition following the procedure.
In some cases, such as minimally invasive surgeries or outpatient procedures, patients may be able to go home on the same day. However, more complex surgeries or those requiring a longer recovery period may require an overnight stay or longer hospitalization.
Ultimately, the decision of when a patient can go home after back surgery is made by the patient’s surgeon and medical team, based on the individual circumstances of the patient and their surgery. It is important to follow all post-operative care instructions carefully and to follow up with the medical team as directed to ensure a safe and successful recovery.
Awake Spine Surgery is a method of performing spinal stenosis surgery using only local and regional anesthesia. Dr. Sharan has been a pioneer of this procedure, having performed this type of surgery for over 10 years now. He has published and presented his work across the country and across the world.
You can have outpatient spine surgery safely now. Patients comfortably go home the same day and are able to sleep in their own bed. We invite you to call our office and see if you are a candidate for same day back surgery.