Chiari Malformation Community
how long does surgery usually last?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Chiari Malformation and Living with Chiari Malformation.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

how long does surgery usually last?

my surgeon told me 3 1/2 to 4 hrs. but ive seen that a lot of people have a longer surgery. whats the average?
6 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
4489852 tn?1375757551
I'm not sure what the average is. It depends on what exactly they are doing. For example if they are doing a laminectomy or duroplastly (and which type of patch).

That being said, my surgery was just under 6 hours, but he ran into a complication (nothing serious don't worry!) so it took a littl longer than the usual. Good luck!

Sara
Blank
4487186 tn?1362148262
they are removing part of my skull and removing my c1. also i was told that they are going to use a cadaver (sp?) patch? so i dont know if the 3 1/2-4 hrs was an estimate or if i should expect to be under longer
Blank
620923 tn?1452919248

  Hi...u should expect that it can be nething....there is no way to account for the unknown...my DH and I were told mine would be approx 4 hrs....it was a little over 7.....so, do not try to anticipate this as u can't.

Did they rule out EDS? The cadaver dura plasty patch is ok if u do not have EDS, but if u do, u may reject it causing leaks and set backs so do make sure.
  

Did u post ur surgery date on the surgery date thread? I was not aware u had a date?
Blank
4487186 tn?1362148262
yes i did post my surgery date. march 13
Blank
620923 tn?1452919248

  Oh Ok...see what happens when I am offline for a day....I get lost...lol...

I got the date now....thanks : )
Blank
3112631 tn?1356657157
I've had four surgeries and they ranged from 4 to 5 1/2 hours.
cz
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
Avatar universal
Blank
zomblvr uploaded new photos
May 22
Avatar universal
Blank
zomblvr joined this community
Welcome them!
May 22
Avatar universal
Blank
Ball123 commented on The more intense you ...
May 22
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
Allentown, PA
1306714 tn?1327260680
Blank
muskegon, MI
Avatar universal
Blank
7530528 tn?1428275172
Blank
TX
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Oxford, MI
Chiari Malformation Community Resources