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Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.644.5343

Medical Center-Tattnall: 912.557.1000
Medical Center-Screven: 912.564.7426

Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Why you may need an anterior cervical discectomy  An anterior cervical discectomy is performed to alleviate arm and neck pain caused by a cervical herniated disk or degenerative disk with an osteophyte(bone spur). A cervical herniated disk occurs when a portion of the nucleus pulposis (soft part of disk) ruptures through the annulus(tough outer covering)