Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
If you have a herniated disc in the cervical region of your spine, you may be experiencing a great deal of pain and discomfort. There are some nonsurgical treatments that your doctor may recommend. If those approaches don’t work, your doctor may want you to have a surgery called an anterior cervical discectomy to alleviate the pain.
During this operation, you will be under general anesthesia. Your doctor will make small incision in the front of your neck in order to gain access to the front of the spine. Then your doctor will remove the disc along with its herniated portion to relieve the pressure on the nerve and spinal cord.