Recovery from artificial disc surgery is usually faster than other spinal surgeries, as there is no bone in need of healing. It can take a few weeks to a few months for patients to recover, but in most cases, it takes no more than 3 months. Lifestyle has a major impact on recovery time. Following surgery, it will be necessary for patients to remain in the hospital for a few days to be monitored. After this observation period, patients may return home for the recovery process.