Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion a Common, Safe Procedure
What is the anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedure? How is this surgery done? In the video above, Dr. Neubardt explains how the anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery helps treat the herniated disk in the neck with a minimally invasive, state of the art technique. It is time tested, provides excellent results and is a very safe procedure.
What is ACDF?
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is the most common surgical procedure for removing a cervical herniated disc. In this procedure, your surgeon makes an incision in the front (or anterior) of the neck (cervical). The surgeon goes down about one and half inches to the spine, removes the herniated disc (a discectomy) and then will fuse the bones together (fusion). The minimally invasive procedure provides stability to the spine and decompresses the spinal cord, relieving the pressure causing pain.
An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a relatively simple procedure that works well in treating a herniated disc in the neck. For additional information and to schedule an appointment with one of the top cervical spine specialists, contact us.