Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute is pleased to offer anterior cervical disc replacement surgery for patients in the Washington, D.C. region and surrounding areas. Our experienced spine surgeons offer you the comprehensive care you need for an effective procedure and a successful recovery. Our surgeons are fellowship-trained in spine surgery and specialize exclusively in caring for neck and back conditions.

What is anterior cervical disc replacement?

When a disc in the neck slips out of place or wears over time, it can cause severe and debilitating neck pain. For patients who have experienced ongoing neck pain due to a disc problem, there is a surgical option called anterior cervical disc replacement surgery. During this procedure, your doctor removes the problematic disc and replaces it with an artificial disc. This artificial cervical disc imitates a real disc, offering support between the bones of your spine and allowing for a full range of motion.

Why is anterior cervical disc replacement performed?

Artificial cervical disc replacement surgery may be recommended for patients who are suffering from severe neck pain due to one of the following problems in the cervical spine:

What does anterior cervical disc replacement involve?

During anterior cervical disc replacement surgery (also known as total disc arthroplasty), artificial disc replacement (ADR), or total disc replacement (TDR), your physician will first remove the damaged portions of your cervical spine that are causing your neck pain. Next, your surgeon will replace the old disc with an artificial disc, which is a small device that sits between two vertebrae in the spine in place of the damaged disc.

What does anterior cervical disc replacement recovery involve?

Following your surgery, patients will usually need to stay in the hospital for several days. As you are healing, your doctor will create a personalized recovery plan for you, which may include:

  • Neck bracing
  • Pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Rest

What are the benefits of undergoing anterior cervical disc replacement?

The benefits of visiting MedStar Orthopaedic Institute for anterior cervical disc replacement include:

  • Neck pain relief
  • Nerve pressure relief
  • Corrected spinal structure
  • Improved range of motion

 

If you believe you may need anterior cervical disc replacement surgery, call 202-295-0511 to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. Our doctors have years of experience treating a wide range of spine conditions and are pleased to offer comprehensive neck care in the Washington, D.C. area. 

Our Specialists

Neck & Spine


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Chevy Chase

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Chevy Chase
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – McLean
Fred Fei Mo, MD
Spine Surgery

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Chevy Chase
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – McLean

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lorton

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Mitchellville
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Sam W. Wiesel, MD
Spine Surgery

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Locations

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: 202-444-8766
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