I talked with my neurosurgeon this morning and instead of a fusion, I'm going to be going with an artificial disc replacement. It was more of an 'in shock' appointment, so I didn't get to ask all the questions I wanted. I have a 'personal surgery question answerer', but only available to me a week prior to the surgery.. I've tried to look up stuff on this, but it seems so much is dedicated to ACDF and not much to the artificial disc, which I get since it's 'newer'.. I'm assuming it's basically the ACDF minus the fusion?? Can anyone give me some insight on the recovery? Should I focus much/at all on the surgery list offered here?