AUSTIN--State Rep. Dawnna Dukes (Austin) underwent an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, a surgical procedure used to treat spinal cord compression, this morning.
Dukes sustained injuries in an automobile accident in August 2013 and her condition continued to deteriorate in the time following. She tirelessly sought an alternative to the surgery, but exhausted every nonsurgical option with no lasting relief. The surgical procedure was scheduled during a time period that would have the least amount of impact on her legislative duties.
She expects a full and complete recovery prior to the next legislative session. Dukes appreciates the care of the excellent surgical team in addition to the well wishes, support and prayers received.
Dukes' district office staff will continue to be available to assist constituents.
Well wishes may be sent to P.O. Box 2910; Austin, Texas 78768.
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Contact: KiYa Moghaddam