Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion

If you have a herniated or degenerative disc somewhere in your neck, you may need to have it removed via anterior cervical discectomy fusion. At the office of Craig C. Callewart, MD in Dallas, we will help you determine whether this is the right option for your needs.

What is Involved?

This treatment is performed under anesthesia to ensure your comfort. The procedure begins with a careful incision at the front of the neck. Most of the damaged disc will be extracted but a small piece may remain. After this, a bone graft is placed where the disc used to be for the fusion process.

Who is an Ideal Candidate?

If you have had diagnostic tests that show you have a herniated or degenerative disc, this procedure may be ideal for you. Those recommended for this procedure may also have undergone physical therapy and taken medication with no success. Additionally, if you have a bulging disc that may be causing irritation and swelling, this procedure may also be suitable for you. 

What are the Advantages?

One of the main benefits is the speed of recovery. Patients with this treatment will be pleased to learn an extended stay in the hospital is not required. Most patients will be able to leave the day after their treatment. There is also the level of pain relief. Cervical herniated discs are one of the most common causes of neck and arm pain. With this form of decompression and fusion, relief can be provided to every patient.

What Results Can You Expect?

In most cases, this surgery will relieve any arm pain you might be experiencing. This is effective in the vast majority of patients. While weakness and numbness may continue, within a few weeks after the surgery, these symptoms will also be gone. Successful spine fusion is largely dependent on the treatment provided. Most individuals achieve fusion naturally without a bone graft. 100% will achieve fusion with the use of bone grafts as well as plates and screws.

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If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, please do not hesitate to contact the office of Craig C. Callewart, MD in Dallas, TX. We will be more than happy to assist you with this treatment option and help you decide if it is right for you. Get in touch with us for more information!

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