Total Disc Replacement

Artificial Disc Replacement Clearwater

Surgical Alternative to Spinal Fusion

Artificial disc replacement is an excellent alternative to spinal fusion for the appropriate candidate for surgical treatment of severe disc problems. The surgery is indicated for patients with severe degenerative disc disease. As spinal structures degenerate, they may cause pain, limiting function and decreasing quality of life. Total disc replacement (TDR, also called artificial disc) surgery is a recent advancement in spine surgery.

The intervertebral discs attach to adjacent vertebrae as well as absorbing the wear and tear of the body’s movements. When the discs shrink, the spinal nerves can become compressed and cause significant pain.

If you are one of the many people who deal with conditions such as herniated discs, bulging discs or spinal stenosis, then disc replacement surgery is a consideration for you.

Contact Us Today, Come In Tomorrow. Our spine surgeons are ready to help you.

Benefits of a Total Disc Replacement

The benefits of disc replacement are to preserve motion and reduce abnormal stresses at the disc above and below the surgery.

  • Patients who receive an artificial disc often have a speedier recovery than those who underwent a spinal fusion.

  • Artificial disc replacement eliminates the need for bone grafting.

  • It can be done using minimally invasive techniques in an outpatient setting, depending on the health of the patient and the complexity of procedure required.

  • It results in maintaining good range of motion at that level.

  • There is no likelihood of pseudarthosis.

  • Limited bleeding.

  • Immobilization is typically less than a week.

Contact our team to schedule a consultation to see if a total disc replacement is the best option for you.

  • Minimal Wait Time

    You shouldn't have to wait a profound amount of time to see a physician we'll get you in, in two weeks or less.

  • Education Is Key

    We believe in educating our patients so they feel empowered when making decisions about their care.

  • 3 Convenient Locations

    We are easily accessible with 3 locations that are able to provide the same quality of care.

  • Multi-Specialty Practice

    We pride ourselves on providing our patients with care from physicians who specialize in their needs.

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