Anterior Cervical Discectomy Without Fusion

When treating painful herniated discs in the cervical spine, 99% of the spine surgeons in the United States perform an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. This must fix the problem or else why would everyone be doing it. But it creates a NEW PROBLEM. You get stiff neck. A fusion equals no motion. No motion equals stiff neck. Stiff neck equals poor biomechanical motion so MORE SURGERY WILL BE NEEDED. We perform Artificial Disc Replacements. These are moving parts that can be safely inserted in your neck to replace the damaged, arthritic, or herniated discs. We are currently the leaders in the United States for Artificial Disc Replacement. We currently use the Bryan Disc and the Mobil C Disc for revision surgeries (see implant section)

Advantage of an artificial disc include:

  • Your neck can move normally
  • No post operative neck bracing (for 3 months needed with a fusion)
  • Less blood loss
  • Quicker recovery
  • Lower chance of needing more surgery