Lumbar Procedures

Mid and low back pain along with radiating leg pain are all too common problems. Fortunately, we perform the latest minimally invasive (MIS) state of the art procedures to minimize your down time. We optimize your results with individualized 360 degree treatment plans.

Lumbar Procedures

Mid and low back pain along with radiating leg pain are all too common problems. Fortunately, we perform the latest minimally invasive (MIS) state of the art procedures to minimize your down time. We optimize your results with individualized 360 degree treatment plans.

Outpatient Experience

We are at the forefront of technological advances in our field and are committed to sharing the latest innovations in spinal treatment with you. Our medical experts include pain management specialists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists that are exceptional with their results.

Reduce Pain

Minimally invasive surgery has been shown to be effective treatment for relieving pain.

Decrease Blood Loss

Using the latest technology we are able to significantly reduce the amount of blood loss.

Faster Recovery Times

Get back to doing the things you love. Many of our patients return home within 24 hours.

Microdiscectomy

What is a microdiscectomy and who is a candidate?

A microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive posterior incision based procedure performed over the lumbar spine in the setting of a herniated disc. For symptoms of nerve compression including shooting leg pain and altered bowel or bladder function corresponding to a disc herniation and there is no indication for a fusion, a
microdiscectomy is an effective treatment option. The offending disc fragment is removed under microscopic visualization and the involved nerve roots are examined to ensure they are relieved of compression.

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Thoracic & Lumbar Decompression

What is a Thoracic/Lumbar Decompression and who is a candidate?

Once non-operative measures have failed for patients with stenosis, a laminectomy decompression procedure is an excellent treatment option. Through a posterior based incision, a decompression provides extra space for nerve roots experiencing undue
pressure. Overlying bone spurs and ligamentous overgrowth are removed to allow for safe passage of traversing nerves. The remaining soft tissues are lastly repaired in their native orientation.

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Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

What is an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) and who is a candidate?

ALIF is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the disc and Anterior Longitudinal Ligament (ALL) is excised through an anterior abdominal incision and replaced with a spacer for the purpose of fusion. The operation is indicated for patients who have vertebral slips (spondylolisthesis), Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), scoliosis and/or sagittal deformities that have failed nonoperative treatment regimens. Patients who have undergone prior extensive abdominal surgery or pelvic radiation should consult with their surgeon to see if they are a still a candidate for this operation.

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Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF/XLIF)

What is a Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion/Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF/XLIF) and who is a candidate?

The operation is indicated for patients who have vertebral slips (spondylolisthesis), Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), adjacent level disease from prior spine surgery, Psoas abscesses, and scoliosis and/or sagittal deformities that have failed nonoperative treatment regimens. The patient is placed on their side and the intervertebral disc is accessed through the corridor of the hip musculature with a minimally invasive approach. The disc is then excised and an interbody spacer is inserted for the purpose of fusion.

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MIS Transforaminal Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

What is a Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) and who is a candidate?

With the advantage of performing a single posterior approach for both the disc spacer insertion and the posterior instrumentation, a TLIF is an excellent minimally invasive surgical option. The operation is indicated for patients who have vertebral slips (spondylolisthesis), severe foramina stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), adjacent level disease from prior spine surgery, disc space infections, and scoliosis that have already tried nonoperative treatment regimens. Results of the procedure are improved in patients with preserved bone quality.

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Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

What is a Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) and who is a candidate?

With the advantage of performing a single posterior approach for both the disc spacer insertion and the posterior instrumentation, a TLIF is an excellent minimally invasive surgical option. The operation is indicated for patients who have vertebral slips (spondylolisthesis), severe foramina stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), adjacent level disease from prior spine surgery, disc space infections, and scoliosis that have already tried nonoperative treatment regimens. Results of the procedure are improved in patients with preserved bone quality.

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Lumbar Posterior Instrumented Fusion

What is a Lumbar Posterior Instrumented Fusion and who is a candidate?

A lumbar posterior instrumented fusion can be performed through an open incision or percutaneously with the rods passed through the screw tabs and confirmed fluoroscopically. Posterior lumbar fusions are implemented in cases of severe foraminal stenosis, vertebral slips (spondylolisthesis), fractures, infections, tumors, and as an adjunct to aid in increased rates of arthrodesis in combination with anterior lumbar fusion surgeries.

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Computer Assisted Navigation & Robotics

At the forefront of our approach is the application of cutting-edge technology with the intent of delivering the highest quality care and for the assurance of protecting the safety of our patients. Computer assisted navigation can be used in decompression and fusion procedures to improve accuracy through virtual spatial recognition of anatomic structures in real-time based on acquired imaging scans. These technologies are used as adjuncts for confirmation and act to assist the surgeon in performing the procedure.

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