Phone Dr Lewis: (716) 677-6000      Phone Dr Egnatchik: (716) 677-5005 Make an Appointment Today
Menu

Procedures

Cervical Spine

Neck pain and associated shoulder and arm pain are the source of a great deal of suffering and expense in lost time from employment. Most patients without objective neurological loss will improve with conservative treatment alone. Conservative treatment can consist of manipulation, cervical traction, cervical collars and analgesics. When symptoms persist or worsen over an extended period of time (4-6 weeks), further diagnostic evaluation is warranted. Diagnostic tests such as MRI, CT or occasionally myelography or discography can be performed. The most commonly found abnormality is a herniated cervical disk. Far less common are other causes such as spinal stenosis, nerve root entrapment or tumor.

RSS Feed

Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fision

The cervical intervertebral disk is made up of a fibrous outer ring called the annulus and a gelatinous inner portion called the nucleus. The disk acts as a cushion between the vertebral bodies. When herniation occurs, the nucleus pushes through the annulus of the disk producing pressure on the nerve root, and/or spinal cord.

Nearly all patients complain of arm pain in the distribution of one or more nerve roots. Most have neck pain as well. Frequently, patients can be treated conservatively with success. However, when their ability to perform normal day to day functions is degraded for a substantial period of time (4-6 weeks) or in the presence of severe unrelenting pain or progressing neurological deficit, anterior cervical microdiskectomy with fusion is a highly effective treatment.

During microdiskectomy, the intervertebral disk and offending fragment are removed through a small, two to three inch incision in the crease of the neck. A dowel bone graft (from cadaver bone) or an intervertebral cage is inserted snuggly between the vertebral bodies to bring about a "fusion" or welding together of the two vertebral bodies. Other synthetic materials can be used to promote fusion as well. In many cases a plate is screwed into place to secure the bone graft. With success rates of around 70-80%, patients are able to return to work and full activity in an average of about 1-4 months. We have been performing anterior cervical diskectomy with interbody fusion on an outpatient basis for many years. It is well tolerated and preferred by patients over even a short hospital stay.

Your doctor will provide details of the procedure that is right for you as well as the benefits and risks. He will also provide instructions for your care before and after the procedure.

 

24 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:
Hello, after reading this awesome piece of writing i am also glad to share my familiarity here with friends.

Fri, October 5, 2018 @ 1:21 PM

2. wrote:
It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it's time
to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things or advice.
Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article.

I wish to read even more things about it!

Fri, October 5, 2018 @ 3:10 PM

3. wrote:
This is my first time go to see at here and i am truly impressed to read everthing at single place.

Sat, October 6, 2018 @ 9:15 AM

4. wrote:
Your style is so unique compared to other people I've read stuff from.
Thank you for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I'll just bookmark this web site.

Sat, October 6, 2018 @ 10:49 AM

5. wrote:
Hey There. I discovered your blog the use of msn. This is a really well written article.
I'll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of
your helpful information. Thanks for the post.
I'll definitely return.

Sun, October 7, 2018 @ 7:50 AM

6. wrote:
I was suggested this website by my cousin. I'm not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else
know such detailed about my problem. You're incredible! Thanks!

Sun, October 7, 2018 @ 4:01 PM

7. wrote:
I like reading a post that will make people think.
Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

Tue, October 9, 2018 @ 4:29 PM

8. wrote:
I would like to thank you for the efforts you've put in writing this site.

I'm hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future as well.

In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get
my own website now ;)

Wed, October 10, 2018 @ 5:23 AM

9. wrote:
Useful information. Lucky me I discovered your website by chance,
and I am shocked why this twist of fate didn't happened earlier!
I bookmarked it.

Thu, October 11, 2018 @ 5:45 AM

10. wrote:
I'm not sure where you're getting your info, but good
topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
Thanks for great info I was looking for this information for
my mission.

Thu, October 11, 2018 @ 7:29 AM

11. wrote:
I am really pleased to glance at this blog posts which carries plenty
of useful information, thanks for providing such data.

Sun, October 21, 2018 @ 12:40 PM

12. wrote:
When I initially commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added" checkbox and now each time a
comment is added I get three emails with the same comment.
Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
Thanks!

Sat, October 27, 2018 @ 12:16 PM

13. wrote:
This piece of writing will assist the internet viewers for building
up new webpage or even a blog from start to end.

Sun, October 28, 2018 @ 7:55 PM

14. wrote:
I'm amazed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter a blog that's equally educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you've hit the nail on the head.

The problem is an issue that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about.
I am very happy I stumbled across this during my search
for something relating to this.

Sat, November 3, 2018 @ 2:25 PM

15. wrote:
Wonderful goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you're just too fantastic.
I really like what you have acquired here, certainly
like what you are stating and the way in which you say it.
You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it sensible.

I cant wait to read much more from you. This is actually a great web site.

Sat, November 3, 2018 @ 7:27 PM

16. wrote:
Quest bars cheap fitnesstipsnew1 quest bars cheap 516999410492780544 quest bars cheap
whoah this blog is wonderful i really like reading your articles.

Stay up the great work! You know, many persons are hunting
round for this information, you can aid them greatly.
quest bars cheap fitnesstipsnew1 quest bars cheap 516999410492780544 quest
bars cheap

Sun, November 4, 2018 @ 7:35 PM

17. wrote:
Greetings from Florida! I'm bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your blog on my iphone during lunch break.

I enjoy the information you present here and can't
wait to take a look when I get home. I'm shocked at how
quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G
.. Anyhow, wonderful site!

Sat, November 10, 2018 @ 9:50 PM

18. wrote:
This is really fascinating, You are an overly skilled blogger.

I have joined your feed and look forward to in search of extra of
your fantastic post. Additionally, I've shared your site
in my social networks

Sat, November 10, 2018 @ 10:28 PM

19. wrote:
I am sure this article has touched all the internet viewers, its
really really good paragraph on building up new blog.

Sun, November 11, 2018 @ 3:41 AM

20. wrote:
Stunning quest there. What happened after? Thanks!

Mon, November 12, 2018 @ 2:32 AM

21. wrote:
Hello! I could have sworn I've visited your blog before but after
browsing through some of the posts I realized
it's new to me. Anyways, I'm definitely delighted I discovered it and I'll
be book-marking it and checking back often!

Wed, November 14, 2018 @ 1:41 AM

22. wrote:
I've been exploring for a bit for any high quality articles or weblog posts in this sort
of space . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this website.
Studying this information So i'm glad to express that I've a
very just right uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed.

I so much indisputably will make sure to do not disregard
this site and give it a look regularly.

Wed, November 14, 2018 @ 3:59 PM

23. wrote:
I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This
piece of writing posted at this website is actually pleasant.

Fri, November 16, 2018 @ 12:51 PM

24. wrote:
Sling tv coupons and promo codes for november 2018
My spouse and I stumbled over here different page and thought I should check things out.

I like what I see so now i am following you.
Look forward to looking over your web page again. Sling tv coupons and promo codes for november 2018

Sat, November 17, 2018 @ 5:19 AM

Add a New Comment


code
 

Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.

Locations

West Seneca

Western New York Medical Park
550 Orchard Park Road
West Seneca, NY 14224

Policies