I'm looking for how long he'd be in hospital--it's NOT a minimally invasive procedure, so there would be a stay.
What sorts of therapy would he have, post recovery. There will be no lasting nerve damage, and he'll make a full recovery after this.
How long before he's "back to new" so to speak.
I searched google for:
recovery from neurosurgery low back
recovery from neurosurgery
recovery from back surgery
rehabilitation post low back surgery
Most of them focus on either minimally-innvasive procedures, or spinal fusion, which don't help me.
This doesn't have to be super-realistic, as it's roleplay and not novels, and I don't expect a lot of people to be fact-checking me, but I want to get the basics of it right, nonetheless.
Additional info: modern day setting, done in NYC, the surgeon is one of the premiere experts in the field (not the best in the world, but still highly renowned).