Cervical disc replacement (also known as artificial disc for cervical disc replacement, or total disc arthroplasty) is performed in case of cervical disc herniations(degenerative disc disease where a portion of the spinal disc pushes outside its normal boundary). Although new to the USA, this spine surgery procedure has been carried out in India and many other countries for many years now.
Prestige Cervical Artificial Disc System (FDA Approved)
Anesthesia and Blood TransfusionThis procedure is recommended for patients, for whom non-operative treatment has not helped. The procedure involves removing the affected disc, disc fragments or any bone spurs. The disc space is jacked up to the desired normal height (that should have normally been, in case of no disc disease). Following this, the surgeon implants the artificial disc into the prepared disc space.
General Anesthesia is administered for the procedure. Blood transfusion is usually not required
Hospital Stay and Post Procedure Care
Hospital stay is about 1 – 2 days. A stay of 7 days in the host country is suggested.
Benefits of Cervical Disc Replacement
- Artificial disc surgery has lesser chances of requiring a revision surgery, compared to spinal fusion surgery
- Normal neck motion can be maintained
- Unlike the spinal fusion surgery the adjacent spinal discs in case of cervical disc replacement don’t have to bear the extra stress .
- Eliminates the need for a painful bone graft
- Recovery time is quicker compared to the fusion surgery.
- Lesser number of patients need a hard collar following the cervical Disc Replacement surgeryMedical Tourism Corporation facilitates low cost cervical disc replacement & other medical treatments at world class hospitals in India, Costa Rica, Mexico, Thailand & more. Submit free quote request for surgery price & more information using the form on this page.
Link of Interest:
Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery in India – Cost, Hospitals & Surgeons
Artificial Cervical Disc – approved by FDA
Cervical Microdiscectomy Abroad
Lumbar Microdiscectomy Abroad
Spinal Disc Replacement
Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery in Korea