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If you believe in excellent medical care with personal attention provided by an experienced and world renowned surgeon and his caring staff, you have found the right clinic! Our goal is to give personalized, top quality medical care to each and every patient. Unlike other clinics, we do not overbook our schedule for office visits or surgeries. PATIENTS ARE NOT JUST A NUMBER TO US. WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT EACH AND EVERY PATIENT DESERVES PROPER TIME AND CARE... [more]

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Anterior Cervical Fusion for an unstable cervical spine

This operation should be reserved only for those patients who have documented evidence of spinal instability, ie., spondylolisthesis or subluxations, documented by flexion-extension x-rays or other radiologic studies.

This is an "open" surgery, performed under general anesthesia, by making a small incision in a skin crease anteriorly in the neck. When the spine is exposed, an operating microscope is used to provide maximum light and magnification. The disc and/or bone spurs are removed and then a bone graft (taken either from the hip or a donor) is inserted in the space formerly occupied by the disc. The use of a titanium plate to further stabilize the spine is optional.

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An ACF procedure takes approximately two hours. One or two discs can be removed through the same incision.

For more information about Anterior Cervical Fusion (ACF Procedure), please contact Dr. Schiffer.