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Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Anterior Cervical Discectomy

For expert Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Surgery (ACDF) in Atlanta,  turn to double board certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. James L. Chappuis, and the dedicated team from SpineCenterAtlanta. Our comprehensive spine facility offers effective surgical treatments for a full range of chronic and acute back and neck pain conditions and injuries. By combining our experience and expertise with the most advanced equipment, technology and surgical techniques, we are able to achieve dramatic results for our patients who suffer from chronic or acute neck pain.

Surgical Treatment for Herniated or Bulging Discs

SpineCenterAtlanta is pleased to serve patients with cutting-edge surgical treatment for herniated or bulging discs. Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Surgery (ACDF), with and without plates, is a surgical procedure that can be used to relieve the pain and other symptoms being caused by an irritated nerve in the upper spine (neck). This surgical procedure is used to treat chronic and acute neck pain caused by a herniated, bulging or torn disc, disc degeneration, failed back surgery, a pinched nerve, spinal stenosis, radiculitis, radiculopathy and more.

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During the procedure, a horizontal or vertical incision is made in one side of the neck. The soft tissue is then moved aside to reach the affected disc, and the irritated nerve is removed. At this point, the vertebrae may be prepared for a fusion in which a bone graft or metal plate is added to “plug” the opening between the two vertebrae left by the disc that was removed. In the healing process, the graft and the vertebrae grow together. The Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons at SpineCenterAtlanta are highly qualified to perform ACDF surgery and have used this advanced surgical treatment to help countless individuals find long-term relief from chronic and acute neck pain. If you have chronic or acute neck pain and have not been able to find relief from non-surgical treatments, call SpineCenterAtlanta today and schedule an appointment with one of our spine specialists to find out if ACDF surgery is right for you.

We Offer Effective Solutions for Neck Pain

At SpineCenterAtlanta, we offer effective surgical and non-surgical solutions for neck pain. Our facility features a surgery center, MRI center, physical therapy and rehabilitation center and a wellness center, on-site. We are also staffed with licensed physical therapists, massage therapists and acupuncturists who work collaboratively under the guidance of our physicians. This means that you can have your surgery and then return for all the follow-up and rehabilitative care you need, all in one convenient and easily accessible location.

If you are suffering from neck pain, please contact our Atlanta Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Surgeons at SpineCenterAtlanta today to get more information about ACDF or to schedule an appointment. For your convenience, we work with most major insurance providers and also accept other forms of payment. We look forward to serving you.