A Study to Evaluate Post-surgical Outcomes Using the Early Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol for Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion


About this study

The purpose of this study is to examine the role of an Early Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol designed for posterior cervical spinal fusion.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 to 89 years old.
  • Diagnosis of cervical myelopathy, cervical stenosis, cervical disc disorder, or cervical spondylolisthesis.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Cervical injury as the indication for surgery.
  • Emergent surgery.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Matthew Neal, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Alexandra Richards D.N.P., FNP-BC, R.N.



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