What to expect at first Mayo consult for C4-5
I have been granted an appointment with the neurosurgery team in Rochester for a consult on a herniation at C4-5.
I’ve never been to Mayo, so I’m excited to have the opportunity to be evaluated by a expert team. I do have some questions though about what happens after my first consult.
My surgical consult is with a neurosurgery resident. Is this who I’ve been paired with and will perform the surgery? Or do the residents vet patients for the non-resident surgeons?
If Mayo recommends what others have, I’m likely looking at either:
Posterior foraminotomy and discectomy
Cervical artificial disc replacement
Has anyone had either of these, and will either require staying overnight?
Anything I didn’t specifically ask that I should know as someone traveling to Mayo from out of state?