Your hospital stay is based on your specific diagnosis, any pre-existing medical problems, and the type of surgery you are having. Patients undergoing lumbar spine fusions or total lumbar disc replacement, typically stay 2-3 days in the hospital. Cervical fusions or total cervical disc replacement patients are discharged the morning after surgery. Patients admitted for discectomy or laminectomy will be admitted as a 23hr outpatient and may be discharged the same day or the following morning