Artificial Disc Replacement is a minimally invasive surgery that replaces a degenerative disc (bad disc) that is causing your symptoms with a artificial disc that closely mimics that of the natural human spine.
A cervical artificial disc replacement is a minimally invasive procedure that involves removing the damaged disc in the neck and replacing it with an artificial disc that very closely resembles the motion of a healthy human disc. This modern surgical procedure improves strength, resolving pain, numbness, and associated arm symptoms (ie; arm weakness, tingling, burning, numbness).LEARN MORE
A lumbar disc replacement is a viable alternative for many people suffering from low back pain/conditions where motion preservation is desirable. The technology developed for lumbar disc replacement seeks to maintain motion in the low back that is similar to pre-surgical levels after the disc removal. Unlike fusion, maintaining motion in these cases does not add extra stress to the adjacent levels because the forces that occur during motion are evenly distributed across each level (rather than transferred to the adjacent levels), as it is meant to be.LEARN MORE
Hybrid spine surgery is a highly customized approach to solving neck or back pain for a patient. This innovative procedure combines the stability of a traditional spinal fusion with the mobility of an artificial disc replacement. With technological advances pioneered at Virginia Spine Institute, we are able to present patients with a third option that combines the best of both surgical procedures. The spine surgeons at Virginia Spine Institute were the first in the nation to perform hybrid spine surgery.LEARN MORE
Artificial disc replacement has emerged as an alternative to spinal fusion for many patients with painful discs or nerve symptoms (tingling, numbness, and radiating pain into the arms or legs). This modern surgical option provides relief from spinal conditions without compromising the spine’s natural anatomical structure.
This minimall-invasive technology preserves the natural motion of the spine and decreases stress on the other disc levels in your spine. This type of surgery can help to protect the other discs in adjacent levels of the spine and prevent future surgeries.
The degenerative disc (bad disc causing pain and symptoms) is addressed with a minimally invasive approach to the front of the spine. The disc and bone spurs are removed to take pressure off the spinal cord and nerves. The surgeon will then choose the appropriately sized implant (custom artificial disc) to place in the space that fits your spinal anatomy.
Since these surgeries are performed in a minimally invasive fashion, most patients have a relatively quick recovery. Most patients are up walking within two hours of surgery and are discharged from the hospital the same day of surgery or the following day.
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Reviewed by: Dr. Ehsan Jazini, MD, FACS.