What are the chances of me becoming paralyzed after the surgery?
The spinal cord stops at the top of the lumbar spine, therefore operations in the lumbar spine cannot cause a paraplegia, however local muscles can be paralyzed or weakened if one of the nerves is injured. The chances of this happening with a lumbar disc operation are extremely low (less than 1/8th of 1%).
- If you are an NP/RNFA, for surgical procedures, would you bill under RNFA and not NP? Is there a different reimbursement rate? I noticed that the AORN Position statement indicates they are doing so as an APRN and not as an RNFA. How to bill?
- How many people are paralyzed under general anesthesia but can feel the surgery?
- What is the cost of temporal lobe ectomy surgery?