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  Anterior Cervical Discectomy
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
AxiaLIF - Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion
BAK Fusion Cages
Bone Stimulators
Cervical Laminoplasty
Complex Spinal Reconstruction
Decompression
Discectomy
Duraplasty
Endoscopic Correction of Scoliosis
Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Foraminotomy
Fusion (or Spinal Fusion)
Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET)
Kyphoplasty
Laminotomy
Laminoplasty
Laparoscopic Fusion
Lumbar Artifical Disc Replacement
Lumbar Laminectomy (Open Decompression)
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Microdecompression
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Multilevel Minimally Invasive Screws
NeoDisc Cervical Disc Replacement
PCM Artificial Disc
Posterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy (Microscopic)
Posterior Cervical Instrumentation
Posterior Dynamic Stabilization (Dynesys)
Posterior Fossa Decompression
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
Rhizotomy
Scoliosis Instrumentation
Spinal Cord Tumor Excision
Spine Stimulator (Internal)
Spine Surgery Instrumentation
Stabilimax NZ Dynamic Spine Stabilization System
Transforminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
Vertebroplasty
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
X-STOP® IPD® Procedure
XLIF - eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion
DLIF - Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion

 

XLIF/DLIF - eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion and Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion

XLIF - eXtreme Lateral Interbody FusionAfter you have been positioned, an X-ray will be taken to help your doctor precisely locate the operative space. Next, your skin will be marked at the site where the two small incisions will be made. Your surgeon will use the latest instrumentation to access the spine in a minimally disruptive manner. Disc preparation is the next step. This is done by removing the disc tissue which will allow the bones to be fused together. Several X-rays will be taken during this stage to ensure the preparation is correct. Once the disc has been prepared, the surgeon will then place a stabilizing implant into the space to restore the disc height and enable the spine to once again support necessary loads. Once in position, a final X-ray will be taken to confirm correct implant placement. In the event that further stabilization is necessary, the surgeon may choose to insert additional screws, rods, or plates into the vertebrae.

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