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Click on our convenient surgery guides to learn what to expect, results, possible complications, risks, and discharge instructions for your procedure.

Please note, this is a brief overview of the procedure and is not intended to include com­plete information about your condition or the surgery. Your surgeon will discuss any recommended surgery with you in more detail. You are ENCOURAGED to ask your surgeon and his team any questions you may have.

Your doctor has recommended an Anterior Cervical Discectomy (ACDF) Likely, it is because your suffer 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 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.

Arthritis of joints of your low back leads to bony overgrowth with resultant narrowing (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.

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.

Your doctor may recommend that you undergo a lumbar microdiscectomy if you are suffering 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.

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.