Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) surgery is a different approach to spinal fusion surgery to access the lower spine through the intervertebral foramen. The intervertebral foramen is an opening between the vertebrae that allow a pathway for spinal cord nerves to stretch across the rest of the body.
A spinal fusion joins two or more vertebrae by removing an affected intervertebral disc. A bone graft is put in the disc’s place, healing over several months and gradually fusing the vertebrae to provide structural support.
TLIF fuses the front and back of the vertebrae at the same time for a more efficient approach. TLIF can also be performed through open surgery or a minimally invasive procedure, depending on your condition’s severity.
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TLIF can treat several lumbar spine conditions:
At New York Spine Institute, our surgeons can perform TLIF as a minimally invasive procedure. This spinal stabilization surgery is done through two small incisions made in the lower part of the back, using retractors to access the spine without affecting surrounding muscle tissue.
With a minimally invasive approach, you can benefit from the following:
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The team at New York Spine Institute is here to help you return to your favorite activities. Contact us to schedule a TLIF consultation today at a location near you.