About this Surgery
Used to treat: Herniated Disc (Cervical)
This minimally invasive surgery is used to relieve pressure on or pinching of a nerve root as it exits the spinal canal through the space between two vertebrae. The operation enlarges this space, called the foramen.
Protruding or ruptured discs, bone spurs, and thickened ligaments or joints narrowing this space can all cause the symptoms of radiculopathy. Bone from the posterior arch of the spine and joint over the nerve is removed. Thickened ligament, bone spurs and bulging parts of discs are then removed to decompress the exiting nerve.
Please keep in mind that all treatments and outcomes are specific to the individual patient. Results may vary. Complications, such as infection, blood loss, and bowel or bladder problems are some of the potential adverse risks of surgery. Please consult your physician for a complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results and other important medical information.