ACDF is a form of neck surgery that requires replacing a weakened disc for relieving spinal cord or radical nerve stresses and relieving discomfort, fatigue, numbness, or tingling in the neck. Discectomy is a type of operative decompression, so an anterior cervical decompression may often be referred to as a surgery.

(a) Prior discectomy of the cervix: The procedure is approached through the cervical (neck) anterior or front. The disc is then separated from two spinal bones.

(b) Merger: A fusion surgery is conducted concurrently to stabilize the cervical section with the discectomy procedure. A fusion consists of inserting bone graft and/or implants on the disc in order to establish stable and resilient structures in the area.


Although this surgery is most often performed to repair a symbolic cervical herniated disc, cervical degenerative disc syndrome may also be treated. Bone spurs (osteophytes) due to arthritis are usually removed and symptoms associated with cervical spinal stenosis are alleviated. The ACDF may be carried out in the cervical spine on one or more stages.

An ACDF is conducted from an earlier approach, which means that the procedure is undertaken from the front of the neck and the back of the neck. Just a small vestigial muscle has to be removed, which enables anatomic planes to be followed straight down to the spinal cord after the skin is cut in the front of the body. Restricted muscle division or dissection helps reduce after surgery postoperatively.

How is it performed in B. P. Poddar?

  • The skin incision is 1-2 centimeters, on the left or right side of the body. In a typical skin crease, the incision is typically made horizontally, although a more vertical incision is sometimes used in certain stages.
  • The thin muscle is then broken under the tissue, in accordance with the cut, and the plane is entered between the muscle sternocleidomastoid and the bracelet muscles.
  • A plane is reached parallel to the carotid sheath between the trachea/esophagus.
  • The spine (pre-vertebral fascia) is covered by thin fascia (flaky layers of fibrous tissues) and is dissected away from disc space.

The newest and sophisticated ANT technology is available in B.P Poddar Hospital, Kolkata, India. Our team of Neurosurgeons is pleased to conduct a challenging, but inexpensive Neurosurgery with advanced technologies. The amount of ANT is in B.P Poddar Hospital. Fusion & Plating cervical discectomy is one of the lowest in relation to the other centers in Kolkata, India.

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