Check out the difference between minimally invasive and a spinal fusion below:
An alternative to cervical spinal fusion, the Mobi-C is a motion-preserving cervical disc replacement. 20-year data proves that this minimally invasive surgery results in an almost immediate resumption of activities, excellent symptom relief, faster recovery with less restriction, less follow-ups, all while maintaining complete mobility. Benefits also include less muscle trauma, less stress on adjacent discs which lowers risk for future surgeries.
This is often performed as an outpatient procedure (meaning patients go home the same day after surgery).
Around 3-4 weeks of restrictions on heavy lifting, immediate resumption of daily activities.