Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

Advantages of a Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

A specialist in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation and spinal stenosis, Dr. George S. Naseef, MD, of the Advanced Spine Center has nearly 20 years of experience in resolving low back pain. Dr. Naseef has been honored with the distinction of “Top Doctor” four times by New Jersey Monthly Magazine for his commitment to superior spine care. You can rest assured that Dr. Naseef and his multidisciplinary team of spine specialists will accurately diagnose your condition and empower you to lead a pain-free life.

Eligibility Requirements for a Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

Successful candidates for minimally invasive PLIF procedures will have an established history of low back pain, radiculopathy in the lower extremities, spinal deformity, or neurological symptoms of numbness or progressive weakness. If these symptoms sound familiar, and conservative treatments such as physical therapy or pain management, have not worked for you, then a PLIF may be a valid option for pain relief.

Although a PLIF is minimally invasive, this procedure is nevertheless a complex surgery which may not be right for everyone. If your doctor diagnoses you with an infection in the spine, an allergy to any of the surgical materials, or a severe medical condition, then you are not a suitable candidate for a PLIF. To find out if you are eligible, please contact our experts at the Advanced Spine Center today at (973) 538-0900. Our award-winning, fellowship-trained Top Doctors are happy to answer your questions.