So after my surgery was cancelled due to mild anemia, the surgeon I was working with is no longer doing patient care. They say there was some kind of emergency. So, I met with a new guy and he tells me that my case is too complicated to go ahead with the anterior approach so he wants to do posterior. I can't get my blood drawn for the hematocrit level until the end of June so I have time to research this different approach. I have to be very honest here, I had done a lot of reading about the anterior and really wanted that. It sounded great! Especially because I have 3 young children and I wanted that shorter recovery time, plus the ability to bend and move however I wanted post-op. This particular surgeon is very young, 1.5 years past his fellowship, so perhaps lack of experience is making him shy away from anterior. The previous surgeon who suggested anterior had been practicing for 10 years. I feel like I really want the anterior but am concerned now because he said my anatomy makes this too complicated. I had dislocated hips and they were repaired at age 3 and 4. A lot later than most young children with dysplasia. He said he'd be too concerned about possible fracture. Has anyone else gone through this? 2 Drs. with 2 very different opinions?