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Cervical discectomy

Cervical discectomy surgery will relieve spinal cord or nerve root pressure and alleviate corresponding pain, weakness, numbness and tingling.

What is involved in a cervical discectomy?

Cervical discectomy removes a cervical disc herniation through an anterior approach to relieve spinal cord or nerve root pressure and alleviate corresponding pain, weakness, numbness and tingling.

The anterior approach to the cervical spine (from the front of the neck) can provide exposure from C2 down to the cervicothoracic junction.

Discectomies can be performed on other parts of the spinal column and are often performed in conjunction with a laminectomy from a posterior approach.

Specialists offering Cervical discectomy

Mr Shabin Joshi

Consultant Neurosurgeon & Spinal Surgeon

MB BS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Surgical Neurology), CCT (Neurosurgery)

BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital 2 more BMI The Meriden Hospital BMI Three Shires Hospital

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Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine Surgeon

MBChB, European certificate in Neurosurgery, FRCS (SN)

BMI Goring Hall Hospital

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Mr Ankur Saxena

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MBBS MRCSEd FRCS (Neuro Surg)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Graham Dow

Consultant Neurosurgeon

BSc MB CHB FRCS Ed (Neuro. Surgery)

BMI The Park Hospital

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