Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

TLIF is a surgical procedure used to treat various spinal conditions, including degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, and spinal stenosis. During TLIF, our skilled surgeons access the spine through a small incision in the lower back, avoiding major muscles and tissues. By entering the spine from the side (lateral) rather than the back, TLIF minimizes tissue damage and promotes faster recovery.

How Does TLIF Work?

During the TLIF procedure, the surgeon removes the damaged disc material and inserts a bone graft into the intervertebral space between two vertebrae. This bone graft acts as a spacer, restoring disc height and stabilizing the spine. Additionally, rods and screws are used to immobilize the affected vertebrae, promoting fusion and long-term stability.

Benefits of TLIF

  • Pain Relief: TLIF can significantly reduce or eliminate chronic back and leg pain caused by spinal conditions.
  • Improved Stability: By stabilizing the spine, TLIF helps prevent further degeneration and reduces the risk of future complications.
  • Enhanced Mobility: Many patients experience improved mobility and function following TLIF, allowing them to resume their daily activities with greater ease.
  • Minimally Invasive: Compared to traditional open spine surgery, TLIF involves smaller incisions, less tissue damage, and shorter recovery times.

Why Choose Atlantic Brain and Spine for TLIF?

  • Expertise: Our team of board-certified surgeons specializes in advanced spinal procedures, including TLIF, ensuring the highest level of care and expertise.
  • Comprehensive Care: From pre-operative consultations to post-operative rehabilitation, we provide comprehensive care every step of the way.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our clinic is equipped with the latest technology and facilities to ensure optimal surgical outcomes and patient comfort.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: We prioritize patient satisfaction and well-being, tailoring treatment plans to meet individual needs and preferences.

If you’re considering TLIF as a treatment option for your spinal condition or would like a second opinion, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our experienced spine team. During your visit, we’ll evaluate your condition, discuss treatment options, and answer any questions you may have.

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