ACDF (Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion) is a surgical technique to remove a degenerative or herniated disc in the neck that is most often caused due to strain or age-related wear and tear. ACDF Surgery in Mumbai has a high success rate. Between 93 to 100 percent of patients who have had the surgery reported relief and healthy recovery.
ACDF surgery is performed to:
An ACDF surgey generally takes one to three hours. Given below is the step by step procedure:
Making the incision
After the patient is administered under anesthesia, a two-inch small incision is made on the left or right side of the neck. It is done to gain access to the spine by moving the muscles of the neck aside.
Locating the damaged disc
Next, the surgeon inserts a thin needle into the spine to locate the impacted disc. After the disc is located, a retractor is used to spread apart the vertebrae above and below it.
Removing the disc
Then the surgeon makes an incision in the disc’s outer wall and removes it using small grasping tools and a small microscope.
Decompressing the nerve
Any bone spurs pressing against the patient’s nerve root are removed. After that, the surgeon opens up the spinal canal to allow the nerves some extra space that they need.
Preparing a bone graft fusion
Next, an open disc space is prepared, and the bone graft is placed there.
Closing the incision
Finally, all tools are removed, the muscle and skin incisions are stitched, and a paste is placed across the incision.
In addition to a diagnostic test result that accounts for a herniated disc, given below are some of the symptoms of a patient who needs ACDF surgery:
Dr. Saijyot Raut is one of the best doctors for ACDF surgery in Mumbai. He has a high clinical success record and provides cost-effective solutions for all spine conditions. In addition, he advises his patients in the best and most ethical form. His patients’ testimonies accord with his caring, compassionate and discreet approach.