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Delray Beach
15300 Jog Road, # 107-108
Delray Beach, FL, 33446
561-742-5959

Delray Beach
15300 Jog Road, # 107-108
Delray Beach, FL, 33446
561-742-5959

 

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

An anterior cervical fusion is performed through an incision in the front of the neck. An anterior cervical fusion is used

  • to remove pressure from nerve roots or the spinal cord caused by bone spurs or a herniated disc
  • to stop the motion between two or more vertebrae

An Anterior Cervical Fusion is usually performed in conjunction with a Discectomy because the patient is experiencing pressure on a nerve. Discectomy means that the disc is removed. Typically, bone is inserted into the resulting space, and the fusion is then performed to restore stability to the neck.

This procedure removes a diseased disc (discectomy) through the front (anterior) of the neck (cervical). After the disc is removed, the spine must be stabilized. This is accomplished using a cervical plate and screws (instrumentation) and fusion (bone graft). Fusion is similar to glue that hardens over time to create a solid construct, which stabilizes the spine.

The surgeons of SouthPalm Ortho-Spine Institute always consider minimally invasive surgery as an option.

 

 

Advanced Spine Care

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Dr. Eidelson performs spine surgery at Leading Florida Hospitals.

Bethesda Hospital East
2815 S Seacrest Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Boca Raton Regional Hospital
800 Meadows Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33486

Delray Medical Center
5352 Linton Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33484

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