Artificial Disc Replacements

If you have ever been told you need spine surgery, there is a new option for you at Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute – artificial disc replacement.

In this procedure, worn or damaged disc material found between the bones in the spine (vertebrae) is removed and replaced with a synthetic or “artificial” disc.

The goal of this procedure is to relieve back pain while maintaining more normal motion than is allowed with some other spine procedures, such as spinal fusions.

Most of these procedures take from 2 to 3 hours. Your surgeon will approach your lower back from the front through an incision in your abdomen. With this approach, the organs and blood vessels are moved to the side to allow your surgeon access your spine without moving the nerves. Usually, a vascular surgeon assists the orthopaedic surgeon with opening and exposing the disk space.

In most cases, patients are encouraged to stand and walk by the first day after surgery. Because bone healing is not required following artificial disk replacement as it is with spinal fusion, the typical patient is encouraged to move through the mid-section. Early motion in the trunk area may lead to quicker rehabilitation and recovery.


Conditions Treated

Artificial Disc Replacements are an option if you or a loved one suffer from the following conditions:

Spinal Stenosis


Treatment Options

The following are treatment options if you or a loved one are considering an Artificial Disc Replacement:

Surgical Treatments for Spinal Stenosis

 


Meet our Spine Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Adeleke, Adebola, DPM Adeleke, Adebola, DPM 860.986.7326
  • Podiatry
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Marlborough
  • Westbrook
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Aferzon, Joseph A., MD 860.832.4664
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Portland
Anighoro, Kenoma, MD Anighoro, Kenoma, MD 203.865.6784
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Milford
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Bash, Jeffrey A., MD Bash, Jeffrey A., MD 860.347.7636
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Westbrook
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Bauman, Joel A., MD Bauman, Joel A., MD
4.9 /5
165 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Beiner, John M., MD Beiner, John M., MD 203.407.3516
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Wallingford
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Bernstein, Jenna A., MD Bernstein, Jenna A., MD 888.676.3627
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Trumbull
  • Fairfield
  • Westport
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Bloom, Lee, MD Bloom, Lee, MD 860.347.7636
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Newington
  • Westbrook
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Caminear, David S., DPM Caminear, David S., DPM 203.407.3528
  • Podiatry
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Wallingford
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Charette, Ryan S., MD Charette, Ryan S., MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
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  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Cohen, David B., MD, FAAOS Cohen, David B., MD, FAAOS 203.407.3500
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Covey, Aaron S., MD Covey, Aaron S., MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Cravez, Erin M., MD Cravez, Erin M., MD 203.407.3500
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
Daigneault, John P., MD Daigneault, John P., MD 203.752.3100
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Delott, Jeffrey M., DPM Delott, Jeffrey M., DPM 203.407.3586
  • Podiatry
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
  • Wallingford
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Driscoll, Jon, MD Driscoll, Jon, MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
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Ferguson, Adam Q., DO Ferguson, Adam Q., DO 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
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  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Ferrucci, Allen M., MD Ferrucci, Allen M., MD 203.407.3525
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Gruskay, Jordan A., MD Gruskay, Jordan A., MD 203.882.3373
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Milford
  • Cheshire
  • Guilford
  • Shelton
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Hicks, Alfred K., DO Hicks, Alfred K., DO 860.347.7636
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Newington
  • Westbrook
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Irving, John, MD Irving, John, MD 203.865.6784
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Milford
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Keggi, John Marbury, MD Keggi, John Marbury, MD 203.598.0700
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
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  • Middlebury
  • Farmington
  • New Milford
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Kennon, Robert E., MD, FAAOS, FAAHKS Kennon, Robert E., MD, FAAOS, FAAHKS 203.598.0700
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
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  • Middlebury
  • Farmington
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Kramer, Kenneth M., MD Kramer, Kenneth M., MD 203.407.3530
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD 203.694.7550
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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Lynch, Chris B., MD Lynch, Chris B., MD 203.865.6784
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
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Mayor, Rowland B., MD Mayor, Rowland B., MD 203.752.3145
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Orange
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McCallum, John D., MD McCallum, John D., MD 203.407.3545
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Wallingford
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Minotti, Phil A., MD Minotti, Phil A., MD 203.407.3544
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Naujoks, Ryan A., MD Naujoks, Ryan A., MD 860.986.7326
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Newington
  • Westbrook
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Nelson, Stephen, MD Nelson, Stephen, MD 203.752.3100
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Shelton
  • Wallingford
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O'Donnell, Sean J., MD O'Donnell, Sean J., MD 860.347.7636
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Westbrook
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Olson, Eric Jon, MD Olson, Eric Jon, MD 203.755.0163
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Waterbury
Padegimas, Eric M., MD Padegimas, Eric M., MD 203.752.3100
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Wallingford
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Petit, Logan, MD Petit, Logan, MD 203.678.2410
  • Sports Medicine
  • Cheshire
  • Hamden
  • Essex
  • Wallingford
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Prioreschi, Brandon E., MD Prioreschi, Brandon E., MD 860.986.7326
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Newington
  • Westbrook
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Ramji, Alim F., MD Ramji, Alim F., MD 888.676.3627
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
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  • Trumbull
Reznik, Allen M., MD, FAAOS Reznik, Allen M., MD, FAAOS 203.865.6784
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Milford
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Russo, Glenn, MD Russo, Glenn, MD 203.407.3508
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
  • Shelton
  • Wallingford
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Scanlan, Mark W., MD Scanlan, Mark W., MD 203.407.3539
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
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  • Wallingford
  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
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Schachter, Aaron, MD Schachter, Aaron, MD 203.877.5522
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Milford
  • Orange
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Seidel, Hudson, MD Seidel, Hudson, MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
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  • Wallingford
Shia, Derek S., MD Shia, Derek S., MD 203.865.6784
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
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  • Milford
  • Branford
  • Hamden
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Sohn, Joseph Myon, MD 860.685.8940
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Stockton, Robert C., DO Stockton, Robert C., DO 203.265.3280
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Wallingford
Tomak, Patrick R., MD Tomak, Patrick R., MD
4.9 /5
167 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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Walsh, James H., DO Walsh, James H., DO 860.685.8940
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Newington
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Wasterlain, Amy S., MD Wasterlain, Amy S., MD 860.347.7636
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Wijesekera, Shirvanda A., MD Wijesekera, Shirvanda A., MD 203.865.6784
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
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Wolf, Megan R., MD Wolf, Megan R., MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Meriden
  • Wallingford
  • Cheshire
  • Southington
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Yardan, Christopher, DPM Yardan, Christopher, DPM 203.265.4814
  • Podiatry
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
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  • Wallingford
Yue, James, MD Yue, James, MD 203.407.3554
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Essex
  • Shelton
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