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At Stieber MD, we are proud to introduce the Simplify Cervical Disc from Globus Medical / NuVasive as a cutting-edge option in the realm of disc replacement surgery. With a commitment to providing our patients with the latest advancements in spinal care, Dr. Jonathan Stieber expands his offering among artificial disc options with the Simplify Cervical Disc, approved for one or two level usage.

Crystal-Clear Innovation

The Simplify cervical disc replacement device addresses herniation, degenerative disc disease, and related conditions. Known for its simplicity and efficiency, the clear, radiolucent design offers a streamlined procedure without compromising effectiveness. With his extensive experience and commitment to artificial disc technology and motion preservation, Dr. Stieber ensures that our patients always benefit from the latest and most refined options available.

What is the Simplify Cervical Disc?

This FDA-approved device is designed to mimic the natural motion of a healthy cervical spine. It aims to preserve motion and recover faster than traditional spinal fusion surgery.

Design and Material

The Simplify Cervical Disc boasts cutting-edge design and material components. Constructed to mimic natural cervical disc anatomy, its core is manufactured using a biocompatible polymer. Surrounding this is a distinctive endplate design crafted from cobalt-chromium alloy, known for its durability and compatibility with MRI scans, allowing patients to undergo imaging without complications.

Disc Replacement

How It Works

Discs not only prevent bone from grinding against bone, but also maintain the normal healthy physiologic distance between vertebrae so that nerve roots can exit from spinal canal freely and without compression or irritation.

  • Functionality: This artificial disc is engineered to restore function by replicating the natural motion of a healthy cervical disc. Upon implantation, it aims to maintain regular neck movements and distribute stress across the cervical spine evenly.
  • Implantation Process: Surgeons place the Simplify Cervical Disc between the vertebrae where the diseased or damaged cervical disc was removed. The device is designed to be securely anchored, which promotes stability and supports the body’s natural healing process by allowing bone tissue to grow around the implant.
  • MRI Compatibility: Patients can safely undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without the risk of adverse effects due to the disc’s MRI conditional status, as established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2503 standard.
Disc Replacement
Disc Replacement
Disc Replacement

Benefits of the Simplify Cervical Disc

  • Reduced Recovery Time: The Simplify Disc has shown a reduction in recovery time post-surgery, enabling you to return to daily activities more quickly.
  • Natural Range of Motion: Its design mimics the natural motion of the cervical spine, maintaining mobility while you heal.
  • Minimal Invasiveness: This disc is placed using a less invasive procedure, which means less tissue disruption for you and potentially fewer complications.
  • Precision and Control: Surgeons have noted the precise placement capabilities of the Simplify Disc, yielding better overall surgical control to achieve optimal outcomes for your spine health.
Disc Replacement

Implantation and Recovery

Surgical Technique

To implant the Simplify Cervical Disc, Dr. Stieber will make a small incision in the front of your neck. Following this, he will carefully remove the damaged disc and prepare the disc space for the implant. The Simplify Disc is then inserted into the space using specialized instruments to ensure proper positioning and fit. The disc must be aligned correctly with the vertebrae to facilitate natural motion and prevent future complications.

Postoperative Care

After the Simplify Cervical Disc has been implanted, attention shifts to your recovery and postoperative care. You will generally be advised to mobilize as tolerated and participate in physical therapy, vital to help regain motion and function. Managing pain and preventing infection will also be crucial to care after surgery. You will receive instructions for at-home care, including activity restrictions and signs to look for that might indicate complications.

Why Choose Dr. Jonathan Stieber for the Simplify Disc?

Choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon is crucial for the best outcome when considering a Simplify Cervical Disc procedure. Dr. Jonathan Stieber is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with an impressive track record. He has performed research and written on cervical artificial disc replacement design since 2007. His expertise in motion preservation spine surgery and commitment to incorporating the latest technology into his practice makes him an ideal choice for your Simplify Disc procedure.

Dr. Stieber's practice is founded on patient-centered care, ensuring you receive personalized attention throughout your treatment journey. His dedication to patient education helps you understand every aspect of your procedure, which can ease any anxieties about surgery. By focusing on precision and excellence, Dr. Stieber aims to deliver optimal results that can improve your quality of life.

If you're ready to take the next step toward alleviating your cervical spine issues, consider contacting Dr. Stieber's office to schedule a consultation. With his exemplary skills and the innovative Simplify Disc technology, you can feel confident in the care you'll receive. Contact Dr. Stieber today to begin your journey to recovery!

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