We offer a full range of treatment for degenerative and traumatic conditions

Less is More

Our treatment plan focuses on an accurate diagnosis of the source of the patient’s pain. This strategy, combined with many techniques, enable the majority of our patients to achieve excellent results.

Our team will always use the most minimally invasive surgery as possible for procedures such as Lumbar Discectomy, Lumbar Spinal Fusions, Lumbar Total Disc Replacements, Cervical Discectomy, Cervical Fusion, Cervical Disc Replacement, and Interlaminar Lumbar Instrumented Fusion.

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Cervical Disc Replacement

One of the newest, unique surgical tools is now available for cervical disc replacements at First State Spine. Delaware’s Top Doc for Spine Surgery, Dr. James Zavslasky has completed thorough training in the use of this new device in cervical disc replacement. This device is the first and only cervical disc replacement in the U.S. approved to treat more than one level of the cervical spine with fewer complications, fewer operations, and quicker recovery times.


  • The unhealthy disc is removed, but instead of a bone spacer or plastic implant along with a plate and screws, this state-of-the-art device is implanted into the disc space.
  • This new technology is designed to allow the disc to self-adjust and move with the spine, which is intended to facilitate motion similar to the natural cervical spine.
  • Minimally invasive with no intrusive keels or screws required; eliminating operative steps and preserving the vertebrae for a stable surface ideal for one or two-level implantation.

Are you a candidate?

  • The vertebrae must be mature (adults age 21-67 years).
  • Damaged cervical discs next to each other from levels C3-C7.
  • Arm pain and/or neurological symptoms such as weakness or numbness with or without neck pain: loss of feeling, loss of movement, pain, weakness, or tingling down the arm and possibly into the hands.
  • Is for people who have not responded to non-surgical care such as physical therapy or have signs or symptoms that their condition is getting worse even with other medical treatments.

Are you a candidate?

Contact us today at 302-733-2888; ext. 6178 to discuss your condition and schedule an evaluation.