Minimally Invasive Cervical Disc Replacement
Minimally invasive cervical disc replacement is a good solution for neck pain, arm pain, or pressure on the spinal cord (myelopathy) that hasn’t improved with non-operative treatments.BOOK A VISIT
A minimally invasive cervical disc replacement in Palm Beach Gardens is an innovative surgical procedure that has transformed the lives of countless individuals suffering from cervical spine conditions.
Cervical disc replacement or cervical disc arthroplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at treating certain types of cervical disc problems in the neck region.
Instead of traditional open surgery, this procedure involves making smaller incisions and using specialized instruments to access the affected cervical disc. The damaged disc is then removed and replaced with an artificial disc implant.
The goal of this surgery is to alleviate neck pain, restore mobility, and maintain the natural movement of the spine.
Orthopedic surgeons usually perform a cervical disc arthroplasty in Palm Beach County to treat conditions such as:
Ideal candidates for cervical disc replacement typically exhibit the following characteristics:
A comprehensive evaluation by a spine surgeon is necessary to determine if a patient is a suitable candidate for cervical disc replacement. Factors such as the patient’s overall health, medical history, and specific spinal conditions will be considered in the decision-making process.
The duration of a cervical disc arthroplasty in Palm Beach County can vary based on several factors, such as the following:
On average, the procedure typically takes between 1 to 3 hours. However, it is essential to remember that each case is unique, and the surgeon will determine the exact time required during the surgery.
It is common for patients to experience some pain and discomfort after undergoing cervical disc replacement surgery. Some discomfort at the surgical site and surrounding areas is expected.
But fear not—your surgeon will prescribe pain medications to manage discomfort during the initial recovery period.
Additionally, the surgical team will provide guidelines on managing pain, and patients should follow the prescribed pain management plan diligently. As the recovery progresses, the pain should gradually subside, and the patient’s neck function should improve.
The recovery time following a cervical disc replacement in Palm Beach Gardens can vary from person to person. In general, patients may start to notice improvements in their neck pain and function within the first few weeks after surgery. However, full recovery and return to normal activities may take several months.
During the initial recovery period, patients must follow post-operative guidelines provided by their surgeon. This includes the following:
Generally, studies have shown that cervical disc replacement can provide good outcomes in the majority of patients.
In comparison to traditional cervical fusion, cervical disc arthroplasty in Palm Beach County aims to preserve motion and flexibility in the neck. This may result in reduced stress on adjacent discs and potentially lower the risk of adjacent segment degeneration compared to fusion.
However, the success of the procedure depends on careful patient selection and adherence to post-operative care and rehabilitation. Not all patients are good candidates for cervical disc replacement, and some individuals may still require traditional fusion surgery or other treatments based on their specific spinal condition.
The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.
Here’s what one of our patients has to say about their minimally invasive cervical disc replacement treatment:
Dr. Saville not only did a great job with my 2-level cervical disc replacement surgery, he was one of the only surgeons to recommend a newer, less invasive, and more promising disc replacement surgery compared to a much more mobility limiting fusion surgery for my neck condition. Dr Saville is up on the most innovative procedures which is incredibly important for a surgeon with how quickly medicine is advancing. Amazingly my surgery was able to be done as an outpatient surgical procedure, which recovering at home beats spending nights in a hospital room for just about anyone. Dr. Saville’s impressive spine surgery fellowship at the top orthopedic hospital in the country, HSS in New York, should also be noted. If you want a top surgeon with the best schooling, mind and abilities you’ll want to make an appointment with Dr. Saville.
“I wish I didn't take so long to make up my mind on surgery, I could have been out of pain a lot sooner. I had fusion spinal surgery on L4-5, three weeks ago by Dr. Saville and let me tell you, I feel so much better. He did a wonderful job, he spent so much time explaining everything before and after surgery and has alot of patience with me. Now that he did his job well, now its time that I take the time to do my job during recovery so we can have the best outcome. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Saville and his office staff. His office staff is always kind, answers all my questions. Great staff. I usually don't write reviews, but felt I had to for Dr. Saville & his staff, so if your thinking about using them, like me and many others should give you good reason to give them the trust you are looking for.”
“My concierge primary physician, aware of the pain I am suffering from the eight hour surgery performed on my neck in March 2018, suggested I see Dr. Phillip Saville MD. Dr. Saville added Dr. Seth MacMahon MD to his treatment team and the results have been outstanding. Even the greeting staff is warm, understanding and helpful. I did not know of Florida Spine Associates over the past few years. If I did they would have spared me so much pain.”
“Dr. Seville and the team provided top notch care for my herniated disk. The recommended surgery was an incredible success! It's been almost a month and I am pain free without any medication. Thank you to the doctor, office and surgical staff. I am so appreciative. If you're considering Dr. Sevillle for surgery don't wait!”
“I had a C-3/4 and C-6/7 injury. After doing my research and having an exam by Dr. Saville. I went forward with the operation. Even though this was my 4th operation ( other 3 due to Rugby injuries ) this one was big and I was honestly nervous about it. Dr. Saville and staff made me feel at ease. Had procedure done at Delray Surgical Suites. ( Great staff there too). Today makes it 40 days since my operation. I am glad I choose Dr. Saville. Do your homework it is the prudent thing to do. I did and Dr. Saville in my book should get 10 stars. I do not give out accolades on Google, Yelp , Health grades on a regular basis. But Dr. Saville deserves kudos from me. So if you are getting cervical surgery good luck and listen to Dr. Saville you are in good hands !”
“Wow! what a difference from April 27, 2021 I have had many procedures in the past regarding pain in my lower back. My wife found Florida Spine Asso. in an AD in a magazine. My previous spinal doctor one of the best in Broward county retired I was still in contact with him and asked him what he thought of dr. Sarville he said I was in great hands boy was he rights. I had the MAS TLIF operation April 27, 2021 before the operation I could not walk over 100 feet and hands would be num in the morning. i always had very bad pain enough to take my breath away. It has been 9 weeks since my operation there was a lot of pain in the beginning but it was worth every bit of pain. I now can walk at least a mile no more pain no numbness. I am a new man at 78 years old I am looking forward to playing with my grandkids once more. Thanks to Dr Phillip Saville God Bless you doctor.”
“I want to say how thankful I am that I had great surgeon like Dr. Saville. Back surgery can be scary. He was very honest with me since the beginning. I am happy to say it has been a successful surgery as I am now almost 6 weeks post op and I have had zero pain since I woke up after surgery besides the incision pain which is normal. To say that Dr. Saville is a lifesaver is an understatement. Thank you so much for caring and being a great surgeon!”
“After being told for years that I had too many cervical disks needing repair to even consider surgery, we found Dr. Seville. The surgery was successful and five weeks post surgery, I am feeling great. Aside from his excellent surgical skills, I was impressed with the openness and honesty in my appointments. Dr Seville made me feel as though I were a partner in decisions that were made.”
“I chose Dr. Saville from a search online based on many prior reviews. From my first appointment and meeting with him, I knew I had chosen the right Surgeon and Doctor to help me. He already had the answers to my questions from the minute I sat down with him in the office. He was attentive, direct, and to the point when addressing my concerns. I am not a trusting person when it comes to my doctors and my health based upon experiences with my mom and her past doctors but I can honestly say I would place and entrust my life into his hands. He is amazing, polite, welcoming, everything a doctor or surgeon should be. He is the only surgeon I would use in the future if I needed to do so again. I highly recommend Dr. Saville. Words cannot express my gratitude for his help.”
“It is my pleasure to share my experience with Dr. Saville. From my first visit, I was reassured by the doctor’s patience, compassion and understanding of my back issues, and of the time he took to explain the course of treatment in great detail. He and his staff provided excellent care before, during and after my surgery. I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Saville and his team, with confidence, to anyone experiencing back issues.”
“Dr. Saville is the perfect surgeon for me. His youth, enthusiasm, knowledge, professionalism, and skill helped me get through a surgery I was not looking forward to. He led me through all the steps, both pre and post surgery so I knew what to expect. Feeling great 2 weeks post surgery and will always be thankful to Dr. Saville, and his staff.”
“First, huge thank you to Alyssa who helped me maneuver through my first telemedicine visit with Dr Savile through my follow up visit in your office. Thank you for your caring and professional manner and putting me at ease immediately. Dr Saville is terrific. He was thorough, kind and answered all my questions. I am so pleased with my care.
Second, my visit today with Dr Auerbach was just as amazing. He is so kind and gentle. He took his time offered me solutions. He was the ultimate professional. The procedure he performed was impeccable. I felt so comfortable in his care. A huge thank you to Stephanie for her thoroughness and care during this visit and throughout my procedure. I am very impressed. Thank you so much.
Last but certainly not least, your office staff is so pleasant and sets the tone of the visit from beginning to end. Kudos to all of you !”
“What an amazing experience. First time I met Dr. Saville I knew he was the doctor I needed to fix my Spine. After having Pain and Numbness for the most of 4 years it was time to do something as it was getting progressively worse. It has been 4 weeks since my surgery. The day after surgery I was feeling great and walking without pain and it only got better from there. Excellent experience, Excellent Surgent, Excellent Staff. Thank You.”
“I can’t say enough positive things about this office, Dr Norton and especially Dr Saville. Having chronic back issues for 30+ years, seeking solutions in other offices/therapies a friend recommended this office after my MRI revealed a serious problem. Dr Norton came up w a solution on my first visit, Dr Saville performed the procedure the next day and my pain is gone. Two weeks post-surgery I couldn’t be happier. I’ll update when I’m back (pun intended) playing tennis/golf of coarse working.”
“Dr. Saville performed cervical fusion on my partner in May 2019. He had a previous cervical fusion done in Miami at Jackson Hospital. I have to say that Dr. Saville exceeded all my expectations. He was professional and knowledgeable. When my partner first saw Dr. Saville he immediately knew what the problem was and what needed to be done. I really cannot find the right words to describe how great Dr. Saville is. If anyone has to have spinal surgery I definitely will tell them to see Dr. Saville!”
“Dr. Saville performed a decompression surgery between L4-5 on my 93 year old mother on the 19th of June. One week later she was up walking, sometimes without use of a walker. Dr. Saville decided to do an "old fashioned surgery" in order to minimize her time under anesthesia, as that can be very dangerous to people at her age. This was the best thing for her and we are forever very grateful for his smart decision. Most doctors would just have done what they always does. Thank you Doctor Saville!”
“Dr. Saville did an L4-5 minimally invasive fusion of my spine last week and I must tell everyone that he is a great, kind and amazing surgeon. He checked on me several times after the surgery as well as called me when i went home from the hospital. I was suffering from pain and numbness of my lower back, legs and feet progressively getting worse over the last 4 years and when i met with him a few weeks ago I knew he was the one that could help me.I underwent surgery 9 days ago and from day one i have been feeling better and better with little pain which is amazing!!! and my numbness, tingling and pain has almost resolved at this point. I can honestly recommend him highly to anyone without any concerns. ”