Minimally invasive stabilization surgery aims to restore stability to the spine. Instability is commonly caused by a severely collapsed disc or discs, degenerative discs, spondylolisthesis (a disorder in which a vertebra slips forward onto the vertebra below), and more.
Fusion surgeries are similar in goal–to remove damaged disc tissue and fuse the bones together–but differ in approach, including the use of specialized hardware to reinforce stability, and the location used to gain access to the spine. A related procedure is an artificial disc replacement, in which a damaged cervical disc is replaced with a synthetic disc, and the vertebrae are not fused.
- 360 Spinal FusionAn advanced procedure for correcting deformities of the lower back, a 360 Spinal Fusion is designed to provide a high degree of stability, and to... Read more.
- ACDFWith the goal of relieving pain and stabilizing the cervical spine, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a surgical procedure that involves relieving the... Read more.
- ALIFThe goal of an anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is to increase spinal stability and decrease pain by removing pressure from spinal nerves, and to... Read more.
- Cervical Disc ReplacementCervical disc replacement--also referred to as “artificial disc replacement”--typically relieves pain caused by a herniated or degenerated disc or bone spurs in the neck. Read more.
- PLIFPosterior lumbar interbody fusions (PLIF) are designed to increase stability in the spine and remove pressure from spinal nerves. The procedure takes place in the... Read more.
- SI Joint FusionThe sacroiliac (SI) joint is located in the pelvis; it links the iliac bones (pelvis) to the sacrum (lowest part of the spine above the... Read more.
- TLIFThe goal of Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) is to increase spinal stability and decrease pain by removing pressure from spinal nerves and stabilizing spinal... Read more.
- XLIFeXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) relieves pain and increases spinal stability by removing the damaged portion of a spinal disc and replacing it with a... Read more.