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XLIF: Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Accessing the Spine The surgeon creates two small incisions in the patient’s side. These incisions are much smaller than those used in traditional back surgery. A probe is inserted through one incision. The second incision is used to help guide the surgical...
PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

What Is A Minimally Invasive PLIF? Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is a type of spine surgery that involves approaching the spine from the back (posterior) of the body to place bone graft material between two adjacent vertebrae (interbody) to promote bone...
YESS Selective Endoscopic Discectomy™

YESS Selective Endoscopic Discectomy™

What is the YESS Selective Endoscopic Discectomy Procedure? 1. Guide Wire Inserted After the disc protrusion is confirmed, a guide wire is inserted to the affected disc. The surgeon uses a special type of x-ray machine called a fluoroscope to ensure that the route to...

Micro Endoscopic Discectomy

This minimally-invasive procedure is performed through a tubular device. It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. This surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which allows the patient to leave the hospital the same...
Lumbar Microdiscectomy

Lumbar Microdiscectomy

What is A Lumbar Microdiscectomy? A lumbar microdiscectomy is an operation that involves using a surgical microscope and microsurgical techniques to access and treat the lumbar spine. By providing magnification and illumination, the microscope allows for a limited...

TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

What Is A Minimally Invasive TLIF? Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a form of spine surgery in which the lumbar spine is approached through an incision in the back. The name of the procedure is derived from: transforaminal (through the foramen), lumbar...
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