An anterior cervical discectomy + fusion (ACDF) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove damaged material from a painful herniated disc in order to relieve neck pain.
Anterior cervical discectomy + fusion (ACDF) is a combined minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove damaged or injured disc material from the spine in the neck and relieve the pain associated with compressed spinal nerves.
The “anterior” approach means Dr. Bruggeman will perform the surgery through a small incision at the front of the neck. The cervical discectomy procedure removes the painful damaged disc material followed, which is then followed by a spinal fusion to fuse the two surrounding vertebrae for stabilization and long term pain relief.
If you have experienced severe pain in your arms, hands, or neck caused by a damaged or degenerative disc condition, an anterior cervical discectomy + fusion (ACDF) could be the right approach to treatment. Other symptoms that could be alleviated with an ACDF procedure include numbness, tingling, and weakness of the arms and hands. Schedule a consultation with the expert spine surgeon team at Texas Spine Care Center to see if an anterior cervical discectomy + fusion (ACDF) may be a treatment option.
If you have tried conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, medications, and spinal injections to find pain relief but you’re still experiencing severe pain in the arms, hands, or neck, schedule a consultation with our lead spine surgeon, Dr. Bruggeman, to see if an anterior cervical discectomy + fusion (ACDF) is the right approach to alleviate your pain.
Common conditions treated by this combined procedure include disc herniation, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, bulging disc, bone spurs, spondylosis or combinations of similar spine conditions. A full evaluation with Dr. Bruggeman will determine whether you are a candidate for an anterior cervical discectomy + fusion to relieve your painful cervical spine condition.
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