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Anterior Cervical
Discectomy
Fusion


What to Expect

At Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics in New Jersey, we use state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques and procedures. This enables you to go home the same day or just one day after the procedure and quickly return to your normal life. It is recommended that you avoid bending or twisting your neck excessively while your spine heals. The healing takes about four to six weeks but you should feel some relief from your arm and neck pain almost immediately. This all depends on how long you were experiencing your symptoms and how irritated your spinal nerves were by the herniated disc.

You will have some neck pain in the first week or two after the surgery but this should improve daily as you heal and will be treated with pain medication. You may experience some difficulty swallowing for two to five days due to displacement of the esophagus during the surgery.

Most of our patients say that the long-term benefits of the procedure far outweigh any temporary discomfort.

Of course, you’ll receive more detailed and specific instructions for your recovery from Dr. Rovner after the procedure. He’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you have. You’ll be scheduled for post-surgery appointments to verify that your recovery is going as expected.

Dr. Rovner will be active and a part of all aspects of your care – from your first consultation, through choosing your treatment plan together, all the way to your recovery.

When You Need Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion in New Jersey

As an award-winning New Jersey spine surgeon, Dr. Joshua Rovner delivers comprehensive treatment for Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion, with spine surgery or non-surgical treatment is the best approach. Board certified to practice in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Joshua Rovner is among few spine surgeons in NJ with depth of experience and expertise for advanced and minimally-invasive spinal surgery.

Dr. Joshua Rovner is a spine surgeon in New Jersey who provides both non-surgical and surgical treatment of pain related to the neck and entire back. He prides himself on his patient-centered, personalized approach that helps correctly diagnose and treat problems related to deformity, trauma, and degenerative conditions. With experience in Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion, he focuses on conservative non-surgical methods but, when surgery is necessary, utilizes the most modern techniques. Schedule a consultation today and contact us, or you can call us at 201.227.1299 to schedule your appointment.

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