Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

While our team at iRISE Spine and Joint offers many non-surgical treatments, sometimes surgery is the best option to address and heal an injury. Among the surgeries our doctors can perform is an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

What Is an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion?

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a surgery used to treat nerve root or spinal cord compression. The goal of the procedure is to decompress the spinal cord and cervical spine nerve roots through a discectomy and inter-vertebral fusion, which stabilizes the vertebrae. In the procedure, our surgeons will remove damaged disks or bone spurs in your neck to promote healing.

The surgery is an effective one, boasting a success rate between 93 and 100 percent in its ability to treat arm pain, and 73 to 83 percent for neck pain.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Process

An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a relatively quick surgery, typically lasting between one and four hours depending on the case and number of disks being removed. After our anesthesiologists provide you with general anesthesia, our surgeons will:

  • Make a small incision on the front of your neck
  • Move aside your blood vessels, esophagus, and trachea to make your vertebrae visible
  • Identify the injured vertebrae, discs, and nerves
  • Perform the discectomy by removing the pain-inducing disks or bone spurs
  • Perform a bone graft fusion by filling any resulting empty space, using either a bone from another place in your neck, a donor, or a synthetic compound
  • Attach a titanium plate and screws to the vertebrae around where disks were removed
  • Readjust your blood vessels, esophagus, and trachea to be in their normal position
  • Stitch your neck

Why Would a Patient Undergo an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion?

Anterior cervical discectomies and fusions provide a solution for individuals suffering from herniated, injured, or worn disks. Beyond addressing internal disc injuries, a patient may undergo the surgery if they are experiencing neck and arm pain resulting from pinched nerves by locating the source of compression and alleviating it.

Contact us online or call our office to discuss your case and treatment options with our staff: (888) 966-9750.

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