A goal of this procedure is to relieve the pain caused by pinch nerves due to a damaged disc in the cervical spine. The diseased or damaged disc will be replaced with a specialized implant.

This surgery removes a herniated or diseased disc and relieves neck and radiating arm pain caused by parts of the disc pressing on the nerve roots. The surgeon performs and incision on the front of the neck. The surgeon then removes the diseased or damaged disc. This helps to alleviate pain. Next, the space above […]

Anterior cervical spinal fusion surgery is commonly done in conjunction with an anterior cervical discectomy. For many patients, cervical spinal fusion surgery (fusing one vertebra to another) is often done to: • Eliminate motion at a vertebral segment, which should decrease the pain at that segment • Maintain adequate space for the decompressed spinal cord […]

When the cervical disease encompasses more than just the disc space, the spine surgeon may recommend removal of the vertebral body as well as the disc spaces at either end to completely decompress the cervical canal. This procedure, a cervical corpectomy, is often done for multi-level cervical stenosis with spinal cord compression caused by bone […]