Anterior Discectomy & Fusion
Cervical Spine Services
This surgery removes an intervertebral disc and/or bone spurs that are putting pressure on nerve roots, most often caused by a herniated or degenerated disc. The removed disc may be replaced with a small bone graft which will allow the vertebrae to fuse together over time. The space may also be left open. A small incision is made in the front of the neck, to one side. A probe is then inserted to suction out the damaged portion of the disc without damaging the muscles, bones or joints.
To learn more about Dr. Khounganian and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion services provided at his Encino office, please call us today at 818.343.4430 to schedule an appointment