I will be having this surgery in June and i"m interviewing surgeons in the NY/NJ area. Has anyone on here had a SUCCESSFUL fusion and back to work in 2 months? (Im' a teacher and need to go back!) Also, any recommendations? Lastly, I've been given advice by 2 to go through the front and screws in the back (less evasive apparently) and 2 have said open back. Thoughts? THANK YOU!