Cervical Disc

Cervical disc replacement surgery, also known as cervical arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that can be performed to treat cervical disc herniation. It involves replacing the degenerated or damaged cervical discs with an artificial disc. The artificial disc is called an artificial cervical disc or cervical arthroplasty. Dr Sherief Elsayed is one of the best surgeons for Cervical Disc Replacement in Dubai.

What can be treated by cervical disc replacement surgery?

Given below are some medical conditions that a Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in Dubai treats:

Cervical disc prolapse / cervical radiculopathy/cervical myelopathy / spinal stenosis 

Cervical spinal stenosis is the term used to indicate the narrowing of the spaces between the vertebrae in your neck, which can cause numbness, tingling, and pain. 

If a cervical nerve root is compressed, the patient typically complains of severe arm pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. In addition, if the spinal cord is compressed, the patient may have symptoms of cervical spine myelopathy – difficulty using hands, problems with balance, etc. 

Cervical artificial disc replacement surgery may be an appropriate treatment for all these conditions. It helps to reduce pain, tingling, and numbness in the neck and arms without fusing the spine. 

Diagnosis to treat Cervical Disc Replacement

After analysing the patient’s general health and medical history, the following tests are done for diagnostic purposes before a Cervical Disc Replacement in Dubai:

Physical examination of the neck

Physical examination includes studying the patient’s neck to identify any abnormalities present. Various observations and tests are performed to understand better the patient’s range of motion, reflexes, and muscle power. In addition, the sensation felt in the arms and legs is also assessed. 

Imaging studies of the spine

Given below are some imaging tests that are performed to narrow down the cause of neck pain:

  • X-rays
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computerised tomography (CT) scan
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Electromyography (EMG)

How is a cervical artificial disc replacement surgery performed?

Given below is the step-by-step procedure of a typical Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in Dubai:

  1. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. In the first step, a small incision is placed in the front of the neck.
  2. The second step includes removing the old, worn-out cervical disc and the bone spurs that may be pressing on the spinal cord or a nerve root.
  3. The disc space is restored to its original height to relieve pressure on the surrounding nerves.
  4. The fourth step is the process of inserting the artificial disc. The artificial cervical disc is made of a variety of safe materials. 
  5. The incision is closed after the surgeon places the artificial disc and attaches it to the two adjacent vertebrae.

The patient commonly stays overnight and is discharged with simple analgesics. Physiotherapy may also be prescribed to aid post-operative recovery. 

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Why choose
Dr Sherief Elsayed for cervical artificial disc replacement surgery in Dubai?

Dr Sherief Elsayed is well known for his expertise in this particular field of surgery, which has led to many successful outcomes. Additionally, he has vast experience performing this surgery. Dr Sherief is also committed to providing his patients with a support system to help them throughout their recovery. Book your appointment with Dr Sherief to discuss cervical artificial disc replacement surgery in Dubai.