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How to prepare for the artificial disc replacement surgery?

Your doctor will tell you what preoperative instructions are necessary before the surgery so that you are fully prepared when you come to the hospital and after you are released.

To prepare for artificial disc replacement, it’s necessary to have a preliminary discussion with your surgeon about any other conditions you suffer from, the medication you use and the allergies you have.

You should avoid smoking before and after the surgery because tobacco affects the blood circulation and increases the risk of complications. You will be required to stop eating and drinking for several hours before you come to the hospital for the intervention.

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