• Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF):

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF):

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a type of neck surgery which involves removing damaged or diseased disc from the neck to relieve pressure on spinal cord or nerve root to alleviate corresponding pain, weakness, numbness or tingling.

Surgery is performed from the front of the neck. Once the disc is removed, a cage and bonegraft is inserted into the evacuated disc space to prevent the neck bones from collapsing and to promote fusion of the vertebral bones. This helps to maintain the decompression by allowing adequate room for the nerve roots and spinal cord and also to prevent local deformity. Patients usually go home the following day and most patients recover within about 4 – 6 weeks.

An initial consultation with Mr. Nazeer Moideen is from £200.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) Video:

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