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
  • Marlborough
  • Westbrook
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Aferzon, Joseph A., MD 860.832.4664
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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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 860.685.8940
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Bauman, Joel A., MD Bauman, Joel A., MD
4.8 /5
213 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Beiner, John M., MD Beiner, John M., MD 203.407.3516
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Wallingford
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Bernstein, Jenna A., MD 888.676.3627
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Trumbull
  • Fairfield
  • Westport
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Bernstein, Richard, MD Bernstein, Richard, MD 203.865.6784
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
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Berson, Lawrence, MD Berson, Lawrence, MD 860.685.8950
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Betz, Christopher M., DO Betz, Christopher M., DO 860.368.2270
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Glastonbury
Bloom, Lee, MD Bloom, Lee, MD 860.685.8940
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Caminear, David S., DPM Caminear, David S., DPM 203.407.3528
  • Podiatry
  • 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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Corbett, Nicola, MD Corbett, Nicola, MD 203.865.6784
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Fairfield
  • Milford
  • Trumbull
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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
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
  • Wallingford
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DeLuca, Peter A., MD DeLuca, Peter A., MD 203.867.6448
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Branford
  • Milford
  • Wallingford
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Diana, Richard R., MD 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 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
  • 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
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • 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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Kelley, John D., MD Kelley, John D., MD 203.407.3535
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Hamden
  • Orange
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Kramer, Kenneth M., MD Kramer, Kenneth M., MD 203.407.3530
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Kuhn, Michael A., MD Kuhn, Michael A., MD 860.704.6021
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Westbrook
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Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD
4.9 /5
40 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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Lynch, Christopher B., MD Lynch, Christopher 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, Philip A., MD Minotti, Philip A., MD 203.407.3544
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Moran, Thomas P., MD 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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Naujoks, Ryan A., MD Naujoks, Ryan A., MD 860.986.7326
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • 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 860.685.8940
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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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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Paret, Ronald S., MD Paret, Ronald S., MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Pravda, Jeffrey T., MD Pravda, Jeffrey T., MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Prioreschi, Brandon E., MD Prioreschi, Brandon E., MD 860.986.7326
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Middletown
  • Middletown
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Reach, John S., MD Reach, John S., MD 203.626.0160
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Essex
  • Orange
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Reznik, Alan M., MD, FAAOS Reznik, Alan 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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Ruwe, Patrick A., MD Ruwe, Patrick A., 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 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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Stockton, Robert C., DO Stockton, Robert C., DO 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Wallingford
Tomak, Patrick R., MD Tomak, Patrick R., MD
4.8 /5
225 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • North Haven
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Tomak, Sanda L., MD Tomak, Sanda L., MD 203.483.2509
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Hamden
  • Wallingford
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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
  • Westbrook
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Wasterlain, Amy S., MD Wasterlain, Amy S., MD 860.685.8940
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Wijesekera, Shirvinda A., MD Wijesekera, Shirvinda A., MD 203.865.6784
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
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Yardan, Christopher, DPM Yardan, Christopher, DPM 203.265.4814
  • Podiatry
  • Wallingford
Yue, James, MD Yue, James, MD 203.407.3554
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Essex
  • Shelton
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