Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement

What is it and how is it performed by the spine specialists at Tailored Medical?


What Is A Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement?

The purpose of the artificial disc used in the surgery is to eliminate nerve root, spinal canal or spinal cord compression and preserve motion of the cervical spine. This procedure is an alternate to anterior cervical discectomy (and) fusion (ACDF). The CADR procedure involves the surgical replacement of the cervical disc implant that allows mobility of the neck. This procedure is a similar principle to a knee or hip replacement procedure.

This new procedure of CADR is minimally invasive and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As part of the procedure, the surgeon may remove the cervical disc and fuse together the cervical vertebrae found below and above the disc. Cervical artificial disc replacement may be preferred over traditional cervical disc surgery because it allows more movement and reduces stress on the neck.


How It's Performed

This procedure is done through the anterior approach (from the front). A small incision (usually 1 inch) is made near the front of the neck and the surgeon will gently move muscles, skin and soft tissues to the side, in order to access the damaged cervical disc.

Next, the surgeon will remove the disc and any bone spurs from the spine to decompress the spinal cord and cervical nerve roots. The artificial cervical disc implant is then inserted into that space using specialized surgical instruments.

After the prosthesis is implanted into the disc space it is tested to ensure mobility and flexibility, the incision is closed with small stitches.

Personalized Care.

Dr. Senatus & Dr. Karim employ a personalized patient-centered approach that prioritizes optimum functional outcome and well-being. Each consultation begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our team designed to create an individualized evidence based treatment plan which includes the patient, family, and collaborating providers.

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Our specialists have trained at the worlds top medical institutions including Harvard, Yale, Columbia University Medical Center, and The Prestigious Cleveland Clinic.

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We are located at 800A 5th Ave, Suite 402, New York, NY 10065 in the Upper East Side section of Manhattan directly across from Central Park.

You will be welcomed into our boutique office where your time is of premium value.  That means little to no waiting and extensive consultation with Dr. Senatus to understand what is causing your pain and what steps can be taken to return you to a functional pain-free lifestyle.

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