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Your Trusted Choice for Cervical ACDF Spine Surgery in New Jersey

Herniated Disc is the most common spine condition treated by Cervical ACDF surgery. With a success rate of 95% to 98%, Uprite Medical helps you embrace a pain-free life with its personalized treatment options.

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
ACDF Surgical Procedure

Over the years, Uprite Medical has successfully performed a range of spine surgeries, specializing particularly in Cervical ACDF procedures.

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

2 Weeks to
4 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 ACDF

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.

Use Neck Brace or Collar

neck brace

Your surgeon may recommend wearing a neck brace or collar to provide support and stability to your neck during the initial recovery period. Follow their instructions regarding when and how to wear the brace.

Rest and Limit Heavy Movement


Rest is crucial for proper healing. Avoid strenuous activities, lifting heavy objects, and bending or twisting your neck for the first few weeks following surgery.

Gradual Return to Activities

yoga and meditation

As you progress in your recovery, gradually reintroduce light activities and exercises as tolerated. Listen to your body and avoid pushing yourself too hard too soon.

Follow-up Appointments

follow up appointments

Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress and address any concerns or complications that may arise.

Conditions That Can Be Treated by Spinal Cord Stimulator Surgery


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 ACDF surgery take?

On average, ACDF surgery can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. The duration varies depending on the complexity of the procedure.

ACDF surgery is considered a major surgical procedure as it involves accessing the cervical spine through a surgical incision in the neck. While the surgery itself is performed under anesthesia, discomfort and soreness are common during the recovery period.

Many patients can resume a normal lifestyle after ACDF surgery, although the extent of recovery and return to activities may vary depending on individual factors and the nature of the surgery.

What are the permanent restrictions after Cervical ACDF?

Some patients may experience limitations in neck mobility and may be advised to avoid high-impact activities that could put excessive strain on the cervical spine.

Complications may include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, failure of bone fusion, and rare but serious complications such as spinal cord injury or paralysis.

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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