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What Is Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion?

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a surgical procedure that removes a herniated disc in the neck. Discectomy means, literally, to cut out the disc, and anterior means that the doctor will reach the herniated disc through the front of the neck, through the throat area. The reason for this is because it is more convenient to reach the back part of the neck this way and has less risk of disturbing the spinal cord, nerves, and muscles on the back part of the neck. Sometimes, multiple discs can be removed this way.

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