Spine Surgeon Theodore Fisher M.D. Performs Florida Advanced Spine and Orthopedics’ First Cervical Total Disc Replacement Surgeries Using prodisc® C Vivo

Dr. Theodore Fisher, MD

Tampa, Florida, May 26, 2023 – Spine Surgeon Theodore Fisher MD, today announced the successful first implantations of the prodisc® C Vivo Cervical Total Disc Replacement (TDR) product. The product was approved in July of 2022 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 1-level indications and is part of a portfolio of four FDA approved prodisc® C products that allow surgeons to select the implant that best matches a patient’s anatomy and level of disease. Dr. Theodore Fisher MD, is the first spine surgeon in the Tampa area to conduct a total disc replacement procedure using the prodisc® Vivo C implant.

The first two prodisc® C Vivo procedures were performed at HCA Florida Trinity Hospital and Legacy Surgery Center on a 30 year-old man and 63 year-old man respectively.  In each case, the patients were experiencing neck pain along with numbness and tingling down their arms that were not resolved through conservative care methods.  Dr. Fisher recognized both as Cervical Total Disc Replacement candidates allowing them to maintain motion in the affected area, as opposed to a Cervical Fusion.

A long-time advocate of the Cervical Disc Replacement procedure for his appropriate patients, the new prodisc® C portfolio of FDA approved devices provides Dr. Fisher optionality for his patients. “Prodisc® C Vivo's unique low-profile design allows for a smaller incision and shorter operative times.  The implant's multiple size options provides a customized fit to the patient's natural anatomy.  The motion preservation technology allows for faster recovery and improved function.  I have been impressed with how well my patients have improved after surgery.” Said Dr. Fisher.


hero prodisc c-vivo and anatomical model

hero prodisc c-vivo and anatomical model

The prodisc® C Vivo system is manufactured by Centinel Spine and has been in clinical use outside the U.S. since 2009 and is currently one of the most frequently implanted TDR devices outside of the U.S. The device has keel-less endplates and combines a unique anatomically-designed superior endplate with lateral spikes to optimize fit and provide immediate fixation. The prodisc® C Vivo device incorporates prodisc® CORE technology, the basis behind predictable clinical outcomes of the prodisc® platform after 30 years and over 225,000 implantations worldwide.

Patients can learn more about the total disc replacement procedure and the new prodisc® by calling 855-332-7863 or visiting www.FASTMD.com.

About Florida Advanced Spine & Orthopedics and Dr. Theodore Fisher

Florida Advanced Spine and Orthopedics is an urgent care center for spine and orthopedic needs. Our highly-trained spine surgeon and medical team provide patients with immediate effective care for all spine and sports-related injuries. Located in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough we offer walk-in service and same day appointments to help you get the care you need FAST.

Dr. Theodore Fisher is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He provides care for spinal disorders, including scoliosis, degenerative diseases such as arthritis, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, tumors, and fractures.

In many cases, Dr. Fisher is able to treat patients using non-surgical methods. When surgery is needed, he is able to perform minimally invasive procedures, which decreases patient discomfort and offer faster recovery times. His procedures include disc replacements, spinal fusions, microdiscectomies, laminectomies and kyphoplasties.

In providing care, Dr. Fisher takes an individualized approach that addresses his patient’s specific needs and circumstances. Dr. Fisher prefers using conservative measures when treating patients and only proceeds to surgery if necessary. He enjoys educating patients about their conditions and how to avoid additional problems in the future. His goal is to increase patients’ ability to function and participate in the activities they enjoy.

For more information, please visit www.FASTMD.com or call 855-332-7863 to schedule an appointment.

About Centinel Spine, LLC

Centinel Spine®, LLC is a leading global medical device company addressing cervical and lumbar spinal disease through anterior surgical access. The company offers a continuum of trusted, brand-name, motion-preserving, and fusion solutions backed by over 30 years of clinical success—providing the most robust and clinically-proven technology platforms in the world for total disc replacement (prodisc®) and Integrated Interbody fusion (STALIF®).

Centinel Spine continues to advance its pioneering culture and corporate mission to become a catalyst of change in the spine industry and alter the way spine surgery is perceived. Centinel Spine remains the only company with comprehensive motion-preserving and fusion solutions for both cervical and lumbar anterior column reconstruction.

For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.CentinelSpine.com