Disc replacement surgery is a minimally invasive spine surgery for patients suffering from degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, or bulging discs. This is a last-resort treatment that should only be attempted if all other conservative solutions, such as physical therapy, rest, and injections, fail to yield the desired results. Dr. Kakoulides carefully examines your spinal health and performs numerous diagnostic tests, including X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, to identify and treat the root cause of your disc problems using the most effective techniques.
Disc replacement surgery is a minimally invasive procedure wherein the damaged, ruptured, bulging, herniated, or worn down spinal discs are replaced. This is one of the most effective alternatives to a spinal fusion or discectomy because it goes one step beyond removing the damaged spinal discs — this procedure replaces the damaged disc with an artificial disc. As such, this minimally invasive spine surgery restores optimal spinal stability and functionality, allowing you to move painlessly.