This surgical technique involves removal or the vertebral bone from the front, to give a larger area of decompression along the spinal canal. The vertebral body is replaced by a long cage which is packed with your bone or artificial bone and then plated in place. It is sometimes used for Cervical Myelopathy.
If your specialist and you feel that having discussed the risks and complications of an operation, you would like to proceed they will guide you through the process to consent to the surgery and to be evaluated by our Pre-Operative Assessment Team (POA).
The following are links to the British Association of Spine Surgeons Website. They outline details of different Spinal Surgery Procedures along with outcomes, risks and complications of that surgery. They also discuss the approximate recovery times needed after each operation.
New Hall Hospital offers fast access surgery for both patients wanting to Self Pay and those who have Private Medical Insurance. We also see a large number of NHS patients.
- • British Association of Spine Surgery Cervical Stenosis and Myelopathy-Surgical Options can be found here