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Can you recover from anterior cervical diskectomy?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES

Anterior cervical discectomy with or without fusion has a proven success rate of 90-95% for relief of symptoms secondary to a disc herniation and nerve root compression.
No surgery should be taken lightly. Possible complications include infection, hoarseness, hematoma formation, paresis/paralysis, failure of fusion, continuing pain, & others. For the correct diagnosis it is an excellent procedure.

In brief: YES

Anterior cervical discectomy with or without fusion has a proven success rate of 90-95% for relief of symptoms secondary to a disc herniation and nerve root compression.
No surgery should be taken lightly. Possible complications include infection, hoarseness, hematoma formation, paresis/paralysis, failure of fusion, continuing pain, & others. For the correct diagnosis it is an excellent procedure.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Assuming a proper work-up has been done and conservative care has failed, most patients do very well from a single level cervical fusion.
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In brief: Yes

Assuming a proper work-up has been done and conservative care has failed, most patients do very well from a single level cervical fusion.
Check out spine health.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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