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Preferred Provider for Artificial Disc Replacement Spine Surgery in New Jersey

Herniated disc and degenerative disc disease are the most common spine conditions treated by Artificial Disc Replacement. This procedure is said to be the least invasive spine surgery and has a success rate of 95% to 98%.

If you often experience neck or back pain, Uprite Medical offers personalized spine solutions to help you regain mobility and live pain-free.

Tailored Spine Solutions, Flexible Insurance Options

Our commitment is to your spine health, independent of insurance or medicare influence. We team up with insurance providers, making top-grade spine care both accessible and personal.

Uprite Medical’s Expertise in Artificial Disc Replacement Surgical Procedure

Over the years, Uprite Medical has successfully performed a range of spine surgeries, specializing particularly in Artificial Disc Replacement.

Under the care of Dr. Tawfik as your spine surgeon specialist, you can entrust your spine health to a doctor with a proven track record of excellence, innovation, and patient-centered care.


Focus on non-invasive treatments

Elite Training

Honed skills at the renowned Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Global Recognition

Published research used by neurosurgeons worldwide

Holistic Care

Expertise in a wide range of spinal conditions

How It’s Done

As how other spine surgeries go, Artificial Disc Replacement is done by opening the spine through an incision in the lower back or neck. The damaged disc is removed, and an artificial disc implant is inserted to restore spine flexibility and function.

Years of Experience

15+ Years

Success Rate

95% - 98%

based off 2023 cases that have good satisfaction ratings

Recovery Time

3 Weeks to
5 Weeks

Choose Uprite Medical for Your Specialized Spine Care

Uprite sets the bar with Dr. Tawfik’s neurosurgical skills, offering precise spine treatments. In addition, our concierge approach provides tailored care, emphasizing patient comfort and individual attention.

Donald BlanksPatient
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Dr. Tamir Tawfik is the reason my son is alive and well and on his way back to a full recovery. You see my son Logan suffered a severe spinal injury during a high school football game this year and by many accounts should be paralyzed from the neck down, but due to the swift expert actions of Dr. Tawfik my son is a walking miracle.

My family will forever be thankful for his professional and caring approach.
Annette B.Patient
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Dr. Tamir Tawfik is an excellent physician. I can't say enough good things about my husbands experience with the surgery Dr. Tawfik did. Not only did he do an excellent job on my husbands surgery, but he is compassionate, caring and really takes the time explaining to our family what he was doing and what to expect.

My husband and my entire family would agree he is an excellent neurosurgeon, and would highly recommend him.
Richard GreinePatient
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Right from the start Dr. Tawfik had my best interests out front. His minimally invasive approach was both welcome and effective. The day of the surgery I had improvements I never expected so fast.

Yasmine was just great with getting everything set up so I had little to no per-surgery stress. I can't recommend them strongly enough.

Post-Op Recovery Guide After Artificial Disc Replacement

Every patient’s recovery journey is unique but you also have to be proactive with your post-op activities in order to facilitate a swift recovery after your Cervical ACDF surgery.

Incision Care

incision care kit

Keep the surgical incision clean and dry to prevent infection.

Gradually Increase Activity

Gradually increase physical activity as tolerated, but avoid overexertion. Start with short walks and gentle stretching exercises under the guidance of your healthcare provider.

Maintain Proper Posture

yoga and meditation

Practice good posture to reduce strain on your spine and support healing. Avoid slouching or sitting for prolonged periods.

Follow-up Appointments

follow up appointments

Attend all follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your recovery progress and address any concerns.

Conditions That Can Be Treated by Artificial Disc Replacement


A herniated disc happens when the soft, gel-like center of a spinal disc pushes through a tear in the tough outer layer. This can irritate nearby nerves and lead to symptoms like pain, numbness, or weakness in the area supplied by the affected nerve.


Spinal stenosis is a condition where the spaces within the spine narrow, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can cause pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling in the arms, legs, or back, and may worsen with activity.


Cervical radiculopathy occurs when a nerve in the neck (cervical spine) becomes pinched or irritated, causing pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness that can radiate down the arm and into the hand.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an artificial disc replacement last?

Artificial disc replacements can last several decades, but longevity varies based on factors like patient age and implant type.

At what age can you get a disc replacement?

There’s no specific age limit, but candidates are typically adults who have exhausted conservative treatments and are in good health.

Are artificial discs safe? ​

Yes, artificial discs are considered safe and undergo rigorous testing.

What are the potential complications after artificial disc replacement? ​

Complications may include infection, implant migration, adjacent segment degeneration, nerve injury, and allergic reactions. But serious complications are rare.

Can an artificial disc be removed? ​

Yes, in some cases, an artificial disc can be removed if necessary due to complications or other reasons. However, removal is typically a more complex procedure than the initial implantation.

Take Charge of Your Spine Health

Cervical Disk Herniation

A condition where a nerve or the spinal cord itself becomes compressed by a fragment of the intervertebral disc. Patients report pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness.

Cervical Stenosis

A condition where the passageways for nerves in the neck become narrow over time. Patients develop pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, and loss of function.

Cervical Myelopathy

A serious condition wherein the spinal cord becomes compressed and leads to several problems, including difficulty with walking, weakness, and loss of function.

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