Artificial Disc Replacement

Citrus Spine Institute routinely performs artificial disc replacements. See how we can help improve the quality of your life.

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What Is Artificial Disc Replacement?

The artificial cervical disc replacement is used to reduce pain and improve mobility in young patients with cervical disc pathology causing upper extremity numbness, tingling and pain. The discs are located between the bones/vertebrae of the cervical spine. The discs act as cushions or shock absorbers during activities allowing flexibility and motion of the spinal column. Unfortunately, discs can weaken due to degenerative changes or they may herniate. The artificial disc replacement uses an anterior technique to replace the damaged disc while continuing to preserve the motion of the cervical spine.

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The Citrus Spine Difference

For us, the patient remains the king, in everything that we do.


Dr. Toumbis has received specialized training allowing him to safely perform artificial cervical disc replacement.


Dr. Toumbis is one of the very few providers in this area that performs this procedure. 


We have performed more than 10,000 successful surgeries, most of which utilize minimally invasive techniques.


We’re affiliated with the North American Spine Society, keeping current on advances in spinal health.

What to Know Before Artificial Disc Replacement

After surgery, the patient should avoid heavy lifting, pushing and pulling. So, they should make arrangements in advance to have help around the house or to postpone any tasks that require lifting, pushing, or pulling.

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Wondering If Artificial Disc Replacement Is Right for You?

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