Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spinal Fusion (XLIF)
Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion is surgery used to stabilize the spine and reduce back pain in conditions such as spinal stenosis, scoliosis and herniated discs. The procedure involves joining two or more vertebrae together so they can heal into a single, solid bone. Our surgeons approach this procedure utilizing minimally invasive methods. Rather than the traditional larger single incision, innovative forms of technology such as the assistance of a dilator and retractor, allow our skilled surgeons to make only one or a few small incisions and proceed laterally to the spine.
You may be a candidate for lumbar spinal fusion if you have:
- Diagnostic test such as MRI, CT, Myelogram that shows disc degeneration, degenerative scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and thoracic and/or lumbar disc herniations
- Significant pain, weakness, or numbness in legs and feet
- Radiating pain (sciatica) worse than neck or back pain
- Pain, weakness and nerve pain that have not improved with physical therapy or medication
- Failed and complications with previous spinal surgeries of the lumbar spine
Your care team comprising of our orthopedic and neuro-spine surgeon surgeons will correlate the results of these studies. After they have reviewed your medical history to help determine the source of your pain and provide specific details, they will provide the best comprehensive treatment options.
Contact us at DOCS Health for an appointment.