I have in my neck causing a pinched nerve The

Patient : I have in my neck causing a pinched nerve. The want to put a whole new disk in. I have bad lungs and low oxygen. I have Copd. My oxygen goes low just on mild sedative. What's the odds I will survive this surgery. I have a spur in my neck too.
Doctor :   Hi. Read and understood that you have COPD causing bad lungs and low oxygen saturation which goes low even on mild se datives. This is a relative contraindication for any surgery and the neck surgery you are talking about is very major, hence the risk involved is also a very major. The most important point is which nerve is pinched and what are your symptoms related to it. Is the surgery must / lifesaving or so. Post surgery you will definitely require ventilator and if you survive that, you will be fine. Hope this helps you.

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