I have critical spinal stenosis with loss of disk on L3,4. First surgeon was going to do laminectomy on L3,4, but my insurance would not cover the surgery center that the surgeon used.
I went to another spinal surgeon who said I need the fusion along with laminectomy. I have been very worried about the fusion part. I went for a third opinion from a neurosurgeon who recommended just laminectomy, said a fusion would do more harm than good because it would stress the other parts of my spine that have stenosis and DDD..loss of disc on many levels.
I’m going with the third Surgeon . Has anyone else experienced this difference of opinion , and had surgery for stenosis and DDD.