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Minimally Invasive Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Procedure

The minimally invasive anterolateral lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a surgical alternative to the traditional open back fusion, and is performed through two small incisions.

Advantages

Unlike open fusions, the ALIF allows the surgeons to enter the impacted area through two small incisions, eliminating the extensive damage and trauma caused by more traditional invasive surgery. Our minimally invasive anterolateral lumbar interbody fusion is accompanied by a number of benefits, including:

  • Reduced risk of infection and complication
  • Shorter or no hospital stay
  • Small incisions (as small as 3mm)
  • Minimal scarring or muscle damage
  • Shorter overall recovery

These benefits allow you to spend less time in recovery, and more time getting back to the people and activities you love.

What is our minimally invasive anterolateral lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)?

Performed through two small incisions on the front and side of the patient, our expert surgeons are able to add increased stability to the spine through the ALIF procedure.

Once the surgeon has located the area of the instability, he is able to remove the intervertebral disc or discs that have caused the patient’s pain and symptoms, inserting a spacer to heighten and fuse the area together.

Common spine conditions treated by our minimally invasive anterolateral lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)?

Instability in the spine can be caused by a number of conditions, and the minimally invasive anterolateral lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is able to treat a variety of them, including:

  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis

If you are living with and impacted by these or similar conditions, you may be able to find relief through our minimally invasive anterolateral lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF).

Common symptoms relieved by our minimally invasive anterolateral lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)?

The above conditions can cause severe pain and symptoms in some cases, and often cause patients to miss out on the people and activities that they love. The minimally invasive anterolateral lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is able to treat a variety of these, including:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Loss of control or motion
  • Weakness in legs or feet
  • Numbness
  • Radiating pain
  • Tingling in legs or feet
  • Localized pain
  • Trouble standing or walking
  • Low back pain

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If you have been living in pain, sacrificing the quality of life you deserve, don’t wait to find relief. Contact us today to see if the minimally invasive anterolateral lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is right for you.