Cervical spine surgery: Various ailments of cervical spine are treated through anterior or posterior or both anterior plus posterior approaches as per the need. Anterior cervical surgery is done with a very small cosmetic incision using surgical microscope to remove and replace the diseased disc or vertebra at one or multiple levels.
As no muscles are cut during the exposure there is minimal blood loss, less pain after surgery and faster recovery. Posterior approach is used to deal pathology like cranio-cervical instability, C1-C2 instability and cervical spine instability due to trauma, infection or rheumatoid arthritis. Patients start walking the evening of surgery and can start their routine activity as early as 15 days after surgery.