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About the 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 damaged disc. The disc is then removed and the artificial disc inserted in its place and secured.

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What to Expect

At Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics, we use state-of-the-art technology and procedures. This enables you to go home the same day or just one day after the procedure and return to your normal life quickly in most cases. 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.

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.

About Your Doctor

Dr. Joshua Rovner is a board-certified spine surgeon providing 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. He focuses on conservative non-surgical methods but, when surgery is necessary, utilizes the most modern techniques. To learn more about motion- sparing surgery for you neck problems request a consultation today. Or you can call us at 201.227.1299 to schedule your appointment.

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