Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Advantages of a TLIF

The innovative techniques and advances in surgical materials used during a TLIF have resulted in more successful, less painful, and longer lasting surgical results. While traditional, open back procedures required large incisions, extensive damage to muscles and ligaments, lengthy hospital stays, and even longer recoveries, the benefits of a TLIF are apparent.

Dr. Jason. E. Lowenstein of the Advanced Spine Center is an expert in minimally invasive techniques including TLIF procedures. A recipient of multiple Top Doctor awards and a patient favorite among pediatric doctors, Dr. Lowenstein delivers individualized recovery plans and innovative techniques to patients of all ages.

Eligibility Requirements for a TLIF

If you are suffering from nerve compression caused by damaged discs or vertebrae in your spine, then a Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) may be the right surgical option for you. If conservative treatment plans such as physical therapy and pain management have not alleviated your pain, then talk to a physician today about your surgical options. TLIFs have provided countless patients with relief through their minimally invasive approach to spinal entry and state-of-the-art surgical materials.

There are certain conditions that may exclude someone from receiving a TLIF surgery, however. If you have an infection near the proposed surgical site, have had failed fusions in the past, or are dealing with severe vertebral instability, then a TLIF may not be the best course of action for you. Consult with a physician today at the Advanced Spine Center to learn about your recovery options.