Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion Surgery in New Jersey
When it comes to Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion surgery, New Jersey spine surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovner has the comprehensive experience patients trust. As one of the states leading destinations for spine surgery in NJ, Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion is a form spine surgery that Dr. Rovner and his advanced surgical team specializes in.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion is spine surgery procedure that is used to treat a herniated disc in the neck when all non-surgical methods of treatment fail. During anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, all or part of the herniated disc in your neck is removed. It is removed from the front of your neck to decrease risk to the spinal cord and nerves. After removal of the disc, the space is stabilized by inserting a bone graft in between the vertebrae where the disc used to be.
Benefits of Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
You’ll be relieved of the arm and neck pain you’re experiencing due to the herniated disc in your neck or degenerative disc disease. The herniated disc irritates spinal nerves that have roots in the spinal cord near the disc. By removing the herniated disc, the pressure put on the nerve is released and the pain will be relieved.
& Fusion Surgery
Dr. Rovner will begin the surgery by making a small incision in the front of the neck. The windpipe, as well as arteries, muscles, etc., are then moved aside, providing access to the herniated disc. The disc is removed and the bone graft is inserted in its place. Then, to further increase stability, a titanium plate is screwed to the affected vertebrae surrounding the bone graft. This will allow more complete healing and a quicker return to the daily activities you enjoy.