Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion (ACDF) in Miami, FL
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading neurologic treatment centers providing diagnostic and surgical procedures to effectively treat patients suffering with neurologic conditions via anterior cervical discectomy fusion (ACDF). The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Miami Lakes, Miami, Aventura, Kendall, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.
A damaged or herniated disc in the neck can cause unbearable pain. It can also lead to a deterioration of motor skills. If the condition worsens, even moving your hands may become difficult. Anterior cervical discectomy fusion (ACDF) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to relieve you of the pain and enable you to function normally.
When Is Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion Necessary?
Anterior cervical discectomy fusion becomes necessary when all other non-surgical procedures fail to reduce pain due to a herniated disc in the region. A herniated disc is a condition in which the fluid surrounding the vertebral discs leaks and causes the discs to rupture. This results in sharp pain.
To determine whether or not anterior cervical discectomy fusion is the right solution to treat your neck pain, our neurologists may recommend that you undergo tests and procedures such as a CT scan or an MRI. This confirms the diagnosis of a herniated disc in the neck. If symptoms such as neck or arm pain and weakness in the arm or hand have not subsided with physical therapy or medication, surgery may be the option for you.
Benefits of Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion
Disc-related problems can create severe motor dysfunction and prevent you from enjoying an active life. Your normal life can also significantly be affected if you are unable to move your arms due to severe pain or numbness. When non-surgical treatments have failed, anterior cervical discectomy fusion can heal herniated discs. Anterior cervical discectomy fusion is a minor procedure and patients typically go home the same day.
For more information on our spine surgical procedures, please click on the following links:
- Disc Surgery
- Neck Surgery
- Cervical Disc Replacement
- Endoscopic Discectomy
- Facet Thermal Ablation
- Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF)
- Spinal Decompression
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
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Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute Neurosurgeons are recognized experts in minimally invasive surgical procedures for the brain and spine. Our patients benefit from a faster recovery period, less time in the hospital, and lower risk of complications caused by spine disorders with the help of anterior cervical discectomy fusion (ACDF). We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Miami Lakes, and Fort Lauderdale.Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!