Neck Surgery

Neck Surgery Q & A

When would I need neck surgery?

If you have a problem in your cervical spine that’s unresponsive to conservative treatments, neck surgery may bring you much-needed relief. As a board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Mobin brings the latest techniques to bear to help his patients find long-lasting solutions to neck pain. Problems in your cervical spine that may benefit from surgical intervention include:

  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs

After a thorough clinical evaluation, including advanced imaging of your cervical spine, Dr. Mobin determines whether one of the cutting-edge surgeries he offers may provide you with optimal results.

What does “minimally invasive” neck surgery?

Traditionally, neck surgery was an invasive and uncomfortable process, often damaging the surrounding tissue and requiring considerable recovery time. Thanks to the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr. Mobin accesses your cervical spine by creating a tunnel through your muscles that gently moves the muscles out of the way without inflicting any damage to them.

In doing this, Dr. Mobin is able to preserve your muscle and tendon attachments, which reduces your:

  • Recovery time
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Blood loss
  • Postoperative discomfort

For removing and replacing a herniated disc, Dr. Mobin goes in through the front of your neck. If the goal is to remove bone spurs or address spinal arthritis in your cervical spine, he approaches the problem from the back of your neck. In either case, he makes the incisions as small as possible and does his work using specialized equipment that allows him to work in small spaces.

Most procedures take one to two hours, during which time you’ll be under general anesthesia.

What is recovery like after neck surgery?

Depending upon the extent of your neck surgery, you may be free to return home on the same day as your procedure, or you may have to spend a night in the hospital for observation. In either case, Dr. Mobin sends you home with complete aftercare instructions in order to help you heal safely and swiftly.

Expect to limit your activities for a few weeks after your procedure, which may include not driving for a time, so you should plan ahead accordingly. Most patients return to their normal routines three or four weeks after surgery.

If you’d like to explore whether neck surgery is a good option for you, call Mobin Neurosurgery, or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.

Mobin Neurosurgery

Fardad Mobin, MD

Board Certified Neurosurgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

There are just seven small vertebrae that hold your head to your body, giving it support and range of motion. When a problem crops up that limits your ability to move your head freely, neck surgery may provide the best answer. At Mobin Neurosurgery, Fardad Mobin, MD, offers several minimally invasive surgeries that restore your neck’s function and relieve your pain. If you’re located in Beverly Hills, California, call the office or use the online scheduler to learn more about your options in neck surgery.