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Spinal Fusion Surgery - C5-6 - Anterior Cervical Discectomy (Diskectomy). Surgical Steps: 1. Incision into the anterior (front) of the neck over the C5-6 level; 2. Discectomy and decompression of the neural elements; 3. Debridement of the vertebral endplates in preparation for graft material; 4. Placement of bone graft for fusion. A small inset drawing shows the final application of a plate and screws to assist in the fusion.