Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

Overview

This surgery removes a herniated or degenerative vertebral disc in your neck and replaces it with a bone graft. This can relieve painful pressure on spinal nerves.

Preparation

In preparation for the procedure, you are positioned on your back. You are anesthetized. The surgeon creates a small incision in the front of your neck. The structures within your neck are gently moved aside to create a path to your spine. The surgeon carefully removes the damaged disc. This leaves a space between the vertebrae.

Graft Inserted

The surgeon inserts a bone graft into this space. The graft fills the open space. It holds the vertebrae in the proper position. The surgeon may secure the graft with a metal plate and screws.

End of Procedure

When the procedure is complete, the incision is closed. As your spine heals, new bone will grow. The graft will become permanently attached to the vertebrae. This is called a “fusion.”

Meet Your Team

Why settle for a single doctor when you can have a team of spine experts? Our unique approach to diagnosis and treatment ensures you get multiple point-of-views, especially in complex cases.

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Meet Tom Winders

BUSINESSMAN, GOLFER & BACK PAIN CONQUEROR

For a while, the only place Tom Winders could get a decent night’s sleep was on his living room love seat, where he could position his back just right. That’s when he knew something had to be done.
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Start Your Journey to Pain Relief

Here’s what you need to do.

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1. Request Appointment

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2. Meet with a Doctor

You’ll meet with one of our award-winning doctors to determine the best treatment plan for you.
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3. Take Control

Once you implement our treatment plan, you’ll begin to experience pain relief.

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