Anterior and Posterior Cervical Decompressions/Fusions
Neck fusions are occasionally required for patients who are suffering from conditions such as cervical stenosis (narrowing), cervical spondylosis (arthritis), herniated discs, spinal tumors and/or infections.
Often times these fusions are performed because the surgeon has to remove a significant amount of structures in the spine to repair the underlying problem, leaving the spine structurally unstable without the support of fixation (hardware) and fusion (growing new bone).
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
This surgery removes a herniated or degenerative vertebral disc in your neck and replaces it with a bone graft. This can relieve painful pressure on spinal nerves.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (Intervertebral Spacer)
This surgery removes a herniated or diseased disc and relieves neck and radiating arm pain caused by parts of the disc pressing on nerve roots.