Cervical Corpectomy Fusion and Instrumentation Questions about what to do before, during and after Cervical Corpectomy Fusion. What are some warning signs to watch for? Is pain normal? What may prevent my fusion from healing? When and why do I wear a collar or brace? When do I see the doctor? How do I care for my incision? What do I do after surgery? What should I expect in the hospital? How do I get ready for surgery?