Cervical Disc Replacement in Dallas, TX
Did you know that Dr. Neil Shah at Texas Spine Associates was one of the first spine surgeons in DFW to perform cervical disc replacement surgery? He has presented and educated physicians throughout the metroplex about the benefits of disc replacement surgery. At Texas Spine Associates our surgeons pride themselves on being able to provide patients with the latest in motion preservation technology and minimally invasive surgery, including Simplify.
What is Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery?
Cervical Disc Replacement is a surgery to remove a herniated disc or degenerative disc in the neck. Compared to traditional cervical fusion, during disc replacement surgery, a device is placed that mimics the natural motion of the disc.
There are two primary goals that are intended to be accomplished with the procedure. The first goal is to decompress the spinal cord and nerve roots. This is done by removing the disc material and bone spurs that are causing the compression. The secondary goal is to place a device that preserves the motion and mechanics of that segment.
Simplify Cervical Disc
Simplify Cervical Disc is the most clinically effective cervical total disc replacement (cTDR). It is the only cTDR to achieve clinical superiority at primary endpoints for 1- and 2-levels compared to anterior cervical disectomy and fusion (ACDF).
Studies found Simplify Cervical Disc had a 1-level success rate of 93%, compared to 73.6% for ACDF, and a 2-level success rate of 86.7%, compared to 77.1% for ACDF.
Simplify Design and Material
Simplify Cervical Disc is designed to treat conditions and symptoms associated with cervical disc degeneration, while preserving motion of the spine. Disc height options are designed to closely match patients’ healthy disc spaces.
Simplify Cervical Disc is made of PEEK (medical-grade plastic) endplates with titanium coating and a ceramic core, which allow for imaging after surgery using magnetic resonance imaging* (MRI) instead of a CT scan.
What Are the Advantages of Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery?
Compared to traditional spinal fusions:
- Earlier return to work
- Decreased blood loss
- Decreased length of hospital stay
- Decreased rate of reoperation
- Diminished postoperative pain/reliance on opioids
Total Disc Replacement with prodisc
prodisc C Total Disc Replacement is an alternative to cervical fusion surgery. The goal of the prodisc C Total Disc Replacement is to restore the normal dynamic function of the spine and to significantly reduce pain.
The prodisc L Total Disc Replacement is an artificial disc replacement device for the lower spine designed to replace your unhealthy disc, and an alternative to lumbar fusion surgery.
Schedule an Appointment in Dallas, TX
At Texas Spine Associates, Dr. Shah, Dr. Patel, and Dr. Happ will work with you diligently to determine your best treatment options. We will take the time to educate you and answer your questions. We believe in engaging our patients to empower them to make the best decision to suit their condition. To see if you are a candidate for Cervical Disc Replacement or to learn your options for neck surgery, please contact Texas Spine Associates at (972) 987-0969 and schedule an in-office consultation. We have offices in Arlington, Cleburne, Fort Worth, Flower Mound, Granbury, Irving, North Irving, Southlake, and Weatherford, TX.