Procedures Dr. Joshua Landa Specializes In
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion is an operative procedure which involves relieving the compression on nerve roots and/or the spinal cord by a herniated disc or bone spurs in the neck.
In anterior cervical discectomy with fusion, the surgeon approaches the cervical spine through a small incision in the front of the neck and removes the total disc or a part of the disc along with any bony material that is compressing the nerves and producing pain. Spinal fusion implies placing a bone graft between the two affected vertebral bodies encouraging the bone growth between the vertebrae. The bone graft acts as a medium for binding the two vertebral bones, and grows as a single vertebra which stabilizes the spine. It also helps to maintain the normal disc height.
3-6 week recovery time.