Types of Neck Surgery

Different types of neck surgery are categorized, in part, by the location of the point of access used by the surgical team. For example, when a cervical discectomy with spinal fusion is performed through the front of the neck, it is said to be “anterior” access. Conversely, if the spinal condition is reached from the back, it is known as a “posterior” access. The choice of access point depends on the location of the nerve compression causing chronic pain or other symptoms.

Types of Traditional Neck Surgery

Most traditional neck surgery involves a hospital stay of at least two days, followed by a recuperation period that can last for months – or even a year or more. The goal is to create space for compressed nerves, and this is frequently accomplished by removing large portions of the spinal anatomy using one or more of the following procedures:

Minimally Invasive Alternatives

Tens of thousands of patients have avoided these highly invasive types of neck surgery by turning to Shruti Advanced ENT Hospital for help. The medical professionals at Shruti Advanced ENT Hospital perform minimally invasive procedures using gentle, endoscopic techniques on an outpatient basis.