Disc replacement helps to relieve the same problems as discectomy and fusion, but instead replaces the degenerated disc with an artificial one to act in the same way as the replaced disc. Natural movement is preserved and complications from the bone fusion of the previous surgery are avoided. This procedure is also performed through the front of the neck using minimally invasive techniques. Complications can include failure of the implant or spontaneous spine fusion. To learn more about Dr. Khounganian and cervical disc replacement services provided at his Encino office, please call us today at 818.343.4430 to schedule an appointment.