The ABCs of ACDF Surgery and Dysphagia Have you ever worked with a patient with swallowing difficulties post anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery?

Or maybe you've noticed surgeons don't even acknowledge the implications ACDF surgery can have on swallowing…..

Medical SLP and NYU doctoral student in the Swallow Research Lab, Brynn Jones-Restelli, opens up the conversation to this tricky population on this week's episode of the Swallow Your Pride Podcast! Brynn walks us through a general overview of ACDF surgery, its nutritional implications, what we can expect to see as “normal abnormalities” post-ACDF surgery, and how to optimize post-surgical outcomes.

You'll also get to hear about her current research and how she aims to characterize changes in swallowing associated with spinal disease and following spinal surgery.Ready to learn the ABCs of ACDF surgery and dysphagia?

Tune in to this week’s discussion and see what Brynn has to share about it!

 

 

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