Cervical disc replacement is a minimally invasive spine surgery wherein a diseased, damaged, or herniated spinal disc is replaced with a medical implant. Spinal discs are soft, cushion-like discs that absorb the shock of spinal movements, allowing you to stretch, twist, and move without pain or discomfort. Over time, age-related wear and tear, injuries, and other factors can lead to tears in the intervertebral discs, eventually leading to disc herniation or other problems.
Dr. Kakoulides performs cervical disc replacement using the cutting-edge, FDA-approved Mobi-C cervical disc. First used in Orleans, France, Mobi-C has now been used in over 17,000 patients across 25 countries. The patented Mobile Core Technology allows the polyethylene core of the cervical disc to self-adjust within the body, thus ensuring optimal cervical spine adjustment. The Mobi-C is just as capable of responding to normal spinal movements as a natural intervertebral disc.
Dr. Kakoulides uses the Mobi-C device for cervical disc replacement surgery in Long Island because of its minimally invasive nature. It’s a bone-sparing procedure that doesn’t involve chisel cuts into the vertebrae of the cervical spine, so the risk of complications is minimal. This treatment is also suitable for implantation at two levels, making it one of the least invasive and most effective techniques for cervical disc replacement. Furthermore, Dr. Kakoulides only recommends this treatment if all conservative options fail.