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Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion performed by experienced surgeons at Laser Spine Institute in Cincinnati

Suffering from common spinal conditions that cause instability can have a debilitating impact on a patient’s ability to enjoy their life. At Laser Spine Institute we understand that living with the chronic pain and symptoms that these conditions cause can leave you feeling helpless to complete simple tasks, let alone obtain the quality of life that you deserve.

We know that you feel a sense of urgency in finding relief, which is why our skilled and expert surgeons at our Cincinnati center specialize in minimally invasive stabilizations like the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion as an effective alternative to the traditional open back spinal fusions performed in a hospital setting. In fact, our minimally invasive spine surgery is often the clinically appropriate first choice and provides many advantages versus open neck or back surgery. This streamlined experience also eliminates hospital-associated costs and helps patients get back to their lives faster.

During the procedure, the surgeon enters the spinal column through small incisions on either side of the spine. Performed laterally using a unilateral approach, the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion is used to treat a variety of the most commonly devastating conditions. During the procedure, the surgeon inserts a bone graft and spacer into the disc space to heighten the area and release any associated compression.

Conditions treated by the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

At Laser Spine Institute we are always committed to offering the most effective and successful procedures available. Our transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion is used to treat a variety of the most common conditions that cause life-altering instability, pain and symptoms. These include:

  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spine fracture
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Bulging disc
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Pinched nerve
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis

If you are experiencing these or other conditions, do not wait to find the relief that you deserve. Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 75,000 patients and has a patient recommendation score of 98 out of 100.^ If you have been recommended a traditional open back fusion, call Laser Spine Institute today to receive a second opinion and to see if you may be a candidate for our minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion performed at our Cincinnati center.