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Patient Surgery Guides

Feel Prepared Before Your Surgery!

Click on your surgery to download our surgery guides and read up on your surgery for preparation on how it works, results, possibly complications, risks and discharge instructions.

ACDF (ANTERIOR CERVICAL DISCECTOMY/FUSION/PLATE)

Your doctor has recommended an Anterior Cervical Discectomy (ACDF) Likely, it is because your su er from a disc herniation or degeneration in the upper part of the spine known as the cervical area. The Anterior Cervical Discectomy is a procedure that involves surgically entering the front (anterior) of the neck (cervical) and removing a damaged cervical disc (discectomy). Implants of bone and/or metal are put in a place of the damaged disc and act to fuse the two vertabrae together.

KYPHOPLASTY

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive spinal surgery procedure used to treat painful, progressive vertebral body collapse fractures (VCFs). The VCFs may be caused by osteoporosis or the spread of tumor to the vertebral body.

LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION AND FUSION

Arthritis of joints of your low back leads to bony overgrowth with resultant narrow- ing (stenosis) of the spinal canal. Lumbar spinal stenosis causes pressure nerves in your lower back that produce symptoms that cause problems in the low back, legs, and/or bladder – bowel control. This condition is one of the major causes of pain and suffering in patients, particularly as patients become older.

LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION RECOVERY

You are recovering from a posterior lumbar decompression. Here you will find guidelines that your doctor requests that you follow after you are discharged from the hospital.

MICRODISCECTOMY

Your doctor may recommend that you undergo a lumbar microdiscectomy if you are su ering from symptoms of a disc herniation in the lower part of your spine known as the lumbar area. A lumbar microdiscectomy is a procedure that involves surgically entering the low back near the belt line and removing a dam- aged disc (discectomy). A lumbar microdiscectomy usually does not require a simultaneous spine fusion.

POSTERIIOR CERVICAL FUSION

Successful surgery depends not only on the success of the procedure, but also on your cooperation and compliance during the post-operative period. To assist you in this process, here you can find instructions and guidelines to follow during your recovery period.