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I didn't have my surgery in mid-tn. I couldn't find anyone in the Nashville area that performed minimally invasive procedures. I did not want fusion.

I had my surgery done in Lake Worth, FLA, by Dr. Merrill Reuter at Advanced Orthopedics of South Florida. Again, 4 months post-op, so far so good. The staff there is tremendous on follow up as well...

As for the Nashville area- I liked every doctor I saw, I just didn't get the answer I wanted to hear. Most notably- Dr. GEORGE LIEN, at MIDSTATE NEUROSURGERY, out of the Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna. He was awesome, and he does perform minimally invasive procedures, but he didn't feel I was a candidate- he felt that fusion was my only option.

I also really liked Dr. Harold Smith at Baptist, but he too only recommended fusion.

Who performed your acdf? How long ago was it? Your nerves may still be recovering if it wasn't that long ago...

FYI- I'm going to be off the boards for a few days, my wife is scheduled to deliver our second son tomorrow morning...

good luck


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