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 860.986.7326
  • Podiatry
  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Westbrook
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Aferzon, Joseph Aferson, MD 860.832.4664
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Portland
Bash, Jeffrey Adam, MD 860.685.8940
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Bauman, Joel A., MD
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860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Beiner, John Michael, MD 203.407.3516
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Wallingford
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Bernstein, Richard Alan, MD 203.865.6784
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Milford
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Berson, Lawrence, MD 860.685.8950
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Betz, Christopher Michael, DO 860.368.2270
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Glastonbury
Cohen, David B., MD 203.372.0649
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bridgeport
  • Stratford
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Covey, Aaron Saul, MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Daigneault, John P., MD 203.752.3100
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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DeLott, Jeffrey M., DPM 203.407.3586
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
  • Wallingford
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DeLuca, Peter Anthony, MD 203.867.6448
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Branford
  • Milford
  • Wallingford
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Diana, Richard R., MD 203.407.3540
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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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 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
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  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Ferrucci, Allen Michael, MD 203.407.3525
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Hergan, David Jeremy, MD 860.685.8950
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Hicks, Alfred Kenneth, DO 860.704.6021
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Westbrook
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Irving, John, MD 203.865.6784
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Milford
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Kelley, John Dennis, MD 203.407.3535
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Hamden
  • Orange
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Kolstad, Leonard Allen, MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
  • Southington
  • Southington
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Kramer, Kenneth Michael, MD 203.407.3530
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Kuhn, Michael Alan, MD 860.704.6021
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Westbrook
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Lahav, Amit, MD 203.877.5522
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Milford
  • Orange
  • Orange
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Lynch, Christopher Bryant, MD 203.865.6784
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
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Mayor, Rowland Brook, MD 203.752.3145
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Orange
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McCallum, John Duncan, 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, Philip Aldo, MD 203.407.3544
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Moran, Thomas P., MD 203.407.3510
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Milford
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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 Joseph, MD 860.685.8940
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Padegimas, Eric Michael, MD 203.752.3100
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Wallingford
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Paret, Ronald Scot, MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Pravda, Jeffrey Todd, MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Reach, John Stephen, MD 203.626.0160
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
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  • Hamden
Reznik, Alan Mark, 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 203.407.3508
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Milford
  • Shelton
  • Wallingford
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Ruwe, Patrick Alan, MD 203.407.3534
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Hamden
  • Orange
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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 203.877.5522
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Milford
  • Orange
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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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Tomak, Patrick R., MD
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203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • North Haven
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Tomak, Sanda Lujic, MD 203.483.2509
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
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  • Branford
Walsh, James Hutton, DO 860.685.8940
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Wasterlain, Amy Sarah, MD 860.685.8940
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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White, Martin Jeffrey, MD 860.767.9053
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Essex
Wijesekera, Shirvinda A., MD 203.865.6784
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
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Yue, James, MD 203.407.3554
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Shelton
  • Essex
  • Hamden
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