Disc Replacement Procedures
At the Spine Physicians Institute, we have successfully treated many patients with disc replacement procedures. These procedures are aimed at alleviating the painful symptoms that our patients face.
The first step to any treatment plan is to ensure that all non-invasive options have been explored. Many patients find that the best possible option is surgery. This kind of thinking is discouraged by our physicians. We recommend surgery when there is no better option.
In disc replacement surgery an artificial disc is implanted to imitate the functions of a normal disc in an otherwise healthy patient. There are cases where disc replacement is not a viable option for our patients. Conditions such as morbid obesity, pregnancy, spondylolisthesis and others discourage the use of this procedure.
Our expert spine surgeons can assess to determine if you are a candidate for disc replacement surgery. The first step with any treatment plan is to contact our office and schedule an appointment, you can visit our Locations and Hours page on our website for more information.
For more questions, contact our offices located in Dallas, Irving, Red Oak, Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville and Duncanville marketplaces.
Types Of Disc Replacement Procedures
Lumbar Total Disc Replacement
- If a patient is suffering from unremitting low back pain
- If, at least six months of aggressive conservative nonsurgical treatment has failed to help
- If the pain and other symptoms are making it difficult to complete everyday activities
Cervical Total Disc Replacement
Cervical total disc replacement is also known as Cervical TDR. It has become an FDA approved option for surgically treating symptomatic cervical disc disease. This procedure is quite similar to the anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. However, the defect that is created by removing disc from between two vertebrae is filled with a disc replacement device.
Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
Cervical disc arthroplasty is also known as total disc arthroplasty. It has become an FDA approved option for surgically treating symptomatic cervical disc disease. This procedure is quite similar to the anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. However, the defect that is created by removing disc from between two vertebrae is filled with a disc replacement device.
A lumbar corpectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a vertebral body, usually to decompress the spinal cord. In this surgery, the vertebral bodies and adjacent vertebral discs are removed. It is done to alleviate the pressure on the spinal cord, which is causing spinal stenosis. A bone graft is then inserted into the space to allow for a fusion of the bone segments into one long bone.