Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Advantages of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Many benefits of the ALIF stem from its anterior approach, advanced instrumentation, and improvements in a patient’s prognosis for long-term recovery. Our surgical team at the Advanced Spine Center has years of clinical training in state-of-the-art procedures like ALIFs. Moreover, our award-winning surgeon, Dr. Lowenstein, is an expert in the specialized treatment of spinal deformities. Dr. Lowenstein routinely treats scoliosis, as well as structural instabilities associated with spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal trauma. You can trust the expertise of the Advanced Spine team to assess, diagnose, and treat your spine condition.

Eligibility Requirements for an ALIF

You may be a candidate for a minimally invasive Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) if you are suffering from the painful symptoms associated with bulging or herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or deformities such as scoliosis. Debilitating symptoms such as stabbing or localized pain, radiating pain or radiculopathy, immobility and stiffness, and tingling or burning sensations may be present with any of these conditions.

However, there may be certain situations that prohibit an individual from receiving an ALIF procedure. If you have previously had multiple abdominal surgeries or a failed lumbar fusion, or if you have been diagnosed with extreme vertebral instability as a result of compression fractures, osteoarthritis, or obesity, you may not qualify for this procedure.

If you have any questions regarding your candidacy for this procedure, please contact the award-winning team at the Advanced Spine Center at (973) 538-0900. One of our patient advocates will be happy provide you with further information.