Complications of Spinal Surgery

Dr Sherief Elsayed

MB BCh MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr & Orth) CCT (UK)

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Dubai & Sharjah

  • Nerve or Spinal Cord Damage

  • Dural Tear

  • Infection

  • Post-operative Hematoma

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

  • Post-operative instability / Kyphosis

  • Failure to resolve symptoms (non-emergency surgery)

  • Recurrence

  • Adjacent Level Degeneration

  • Need for further Surgery

  • Risk due to Co-Morbidities

  • Post-operative Nausea and Vomiting

  • Constipation