Gradually we started performing our awake protocols with patients who were undergoing spinal fusion. We began to use a novel medicine that endures for 24-48 hours. As expected our results have been transformative. Patients are often waking up from spinal fusion surgery with minimal to no pain. A few hours after spinal fusion surgery we are seeing that many of our patients are walking, some are even ready to go home.
Whereas the average patient spends 2-3 days in the hospital after a spinal fusion, the majority of our patients go home the same day.
In addition, many of our patients take minimal narcotics after surgery.
- It has been very rewarding to see patients recover quickly, require less pain medicine after surgery, and overall have a better experience with spine surgery.
- More than 100 patients have undergone an Awake Spinal Fusion.
- I welcome you to explore our website and see if an Awake Spinal Fusion would be right for you.
Please call 732-314-7569 to see if you are eligible for an awake spinal fusion.
– Alok D Sharan, MD MHCDS