ACDF microscopic spine surgery procedure

This gallery of photographs represents the step by step sequence through an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.  In this case, this is a young south pacific island male with severe central stenosis at C5/6 and C6/7 with cervical myelopathy.  First the endotracheal tube is placed by the anesthesiologist, next the anterior aspect of the neck is marked, prepped and draped.  The actual anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedure takes about an hour and a half to two hours for a 2 level case.  When the case is finished, the incision is closed with an absorbable suture and covered with a thin film of dermabond which seals the skin.  A single steri-strip is place across the incision and the patient is allowed to shower and bathe normally the first day after surgery.

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Lemar Farhad

10 years ago

Do you take TRICARE? Are you on the new united health approved list?


10 years ago

Dear lemar,

My office does take tricare, We certainly take care of a lot of patient’s with United Health Insurance and our surgery center is part of the United Preferred Network. You can call my office at 831 648 7200 if you have other questions about insurance.


Sohrab Gollogly, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and Fellowship-trained spine surgeon who also performs scientific research and participates in several volunteer surgical organizations.

Dr. Gollogly completed his undergraduate education in biology at Reed College in Portland, Ore. He earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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