Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure for a Cervical Disc Prosthesis, 1 Level.
An artificial disc surgery may be engaged instead of an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. The theoretical advantages of the artificial cervical disc over a fusion include:
1. Maintaining normal neck motion
2. Reducing degeneration of adjacent segments of the cervical spine
3. Eliminating the need for a bone graft
4. Early postoperative neck motion
5. Faster return to normal activity
ADR treats symptomatic degenerative disc disease more effectively while maintaining spinal motion following anterior discectomy.
The artificial disc is designed to take the place of the real intervertebral disc and be placed between two vertebral bodies, where the disc has been surgically removed, in order to decompress the spinal cord or nerve root in the neck. Ideally the artificial disc acts like a normal disc, providing motion while acting as a shock absorber in the spine (unlike a fusion, which eliminates both motion and shock absorption in the fused segment of the spine).
This treatment package for a Cervical Disc Prosthesis – 1 Level cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, cost of drugs and any related medical procedures required to administer the plan of care. Not included are other diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.