Cervical Spine Surgery

Cervical Spine Surgery

What is a Cervical Spine Surgery?
How long is the surgery?
How long is the hospital stay?
Do I need Anesthesia?
Recovery Time

What is a Cervical Spine Surgery?

Individuals with intractable neck pain and/or arm pain may be suffering from ruptured or herniated disc. In the neck, discs material can exert pressure on the nearby delicate nerves and spinal cord. The initial symptom, in most instances, is pain in either neck or the arm. Through the advances in spine surgery, safe and effective methods are available to relieve the nerve pain and restore function to the affected area in the cervical spine. The approach to the spine can be performed from the front or back of the neck. At spinesurgeonla, emphases is placed on the least invasive technique with the highest chance of success in relieving pain and disability.

Anterior (front) approaches are designed to remove either the entire disc or the herniated portion of the disc. Minimally invasive techniques allow our surgeon to carry out the surgery as an outpatient procedure. During the surgery, a small one to one and half inch incision is carried down to the level of the disc. An operating microscope allows for ample light and magnification. The procedure varies minimal risk of bleeding and meticulous surgical technique provide for rapid recovery and excellent cosmetic outcome.

Posterior (back) procedures are reserved for disc herniations which are accessible to a lateral approach, and for procedures requiring relieving pressures from multiple levels in the neck. Central and lateral (nerve) decompressions are possible through this approach.

Bone Spurs
Bulging disc
Herniated disc
Pinched nerve
Spine stenosis
Arthritis of the neck

How long is the surgery?

An experienced team of nurses and anesthesiologists work together with Dr.Mohamed Mohi Eldin. Front procedures for removal of herniated disc, or back approaches for shaving bone spurs and removing spine arthritis take one and half hour to two and half hours for routine procedures.

How long is the hospital stay?

Most patients are sent home after an overnight stay, including front procedures for removal of disc and spacer placement.

Do I need Anesthesia?

For the most comfortable experience, general anesthesia or being completely sleep through the procedure is recommended. An experienced group of anesthesiologists at our facilities administer and monitor the comfort and relaxation level.

Recovery Time

The minimally invasive procedures decrease the bleeding, tissue trauma and post-operative pain level. After the initial two weeks of recovery, physical therapy commences around the third week. Return to work is generally around the fourth or fifth week after surgery.

Why Select Dr. Mohamed Mohi Eldin?

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(002-02) 33022907

(002) 01223403690


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