Open for more than a decade, Disc Replacement Surgery Center provides patients with outstanding surgery options.

Our doctors and support staff have the experience and the reputation to match.

You can rest easy, as you're in capable and caring hands.

Many people ask what are the disc replacement options available?

Disc replacement was invented in the 80s in Germany at the Charite Hospital in Berlin.

The first disc replacement implant was the Charite Lumbar Disc Replacement.

Other hard plastic core and all metal disc replacement implants were developed over the years.

These early implants had some drawbacks and serious concerns!

No shock absorption - creating impact damage risks
Hyper Activity - creating wear on the facet joints
Implant Migration - The implant moving into the vertebrae or forward or backwards
Instability - Complicating multi-level use
 

Many of these disc replacement implants are still in use despite these known risks.

 

Disc Replacement surgery options in the USA are limited by the FDA and Insurance carriers. 

This means that patients who may be candidates for disc replacement from a medical point of view are often not offered a disc replacement surgery option in the US.

These patients are offered fusion surgery or are treated with less effective micro discectomy and laminectomy, sometimes called laser spine surgery, or older implant designs.

Newer advanced implant options resolved these issues and now provide shock absorption, better stability, motion control and improved end plate fixation.

The most advanced of these new disc replacement devices is the Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement.

"This "Quality of Motion" is a major patient benefit not available in any other disc replacement implant"

Disc Replacement Options Explained