A corpectomy is the procedure of removing the damaged vertebrae and the intervertebral discs that compress the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. An anterior cervical corpectomy is performed for the patients who experience degenerative changes in the cervical spine. The changes result in the formation of the bone spurs and take up the space needed by the spinal cord and the nerves. Corpectomy is done to cure the vertebrae that have been damaged either by trauma, tumors, or deformity. During the process, a small incision is made on the front of the neck. The surgeon removes the damaged vertebra and the attached discs around the damaged vertebra from the incision made. This decompression relieves the pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves.