ACDF spine surgery in Long Island is a last resort solution to cervical (neck) disc herniation. The spine surgeon carefully removes all the bulging, herniated parts of the damaged spinal disc or the complete spinal disc from the neck, thus alleviating pressure from the surrounding nerve roots. After removing the damaged spinal disc, the surgeon places bone graft material between the vertebrae to facilitate spinal stability.
Anterior cervical discectomy fusion is a complex surgical procedure, and it should only be attempted after all other conservative solutions have been tried. Dr. Kakoulides diagnoses the root cause of your cervical disc herniation and identifies the affected spinal discs to curate the ideal treatment plan. The conservative treatment may start with medications, physical therapy, and injections, and a discectomy fusion is attempted if all other solutions fail.