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Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion at Laser Spine Institute offers relief to Tampa-area patients struggling with back pain

Instability in the spine caused by some of the most common spinal conditions can have a devastating impact on a patient’s quality of life. If you are suffering from chronic lower back pain, you understand the daily pain and limited mobility that has hindered you from doing the activities that you enjoy. You may have tried every conservative treatment option available in an attempt to avoid spine surgery, but now you find yourself faced with a decision about whether to undergo a risky traditional open back fusion or live with the constant pain and debilitating symptoms of your condition.

What if we told you that there may be another option? For many patients, traditional open back fusion is not the only option for pain relief from severe spine conditions. At Laser Spine Institute, we understand the urgency you place on finding relief from your pain, which is why we offer safer, effective alternatives to traditional open back fusion, such as our minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.

What does a minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion at Laser Spine Institute entail?

Entering through small incisions, the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion is performed laterally through the side of the body. This small, lateral incision allows our surgeon to avoid the unnecessary cutting and tearing of surrounding muscles and ligaments, a courtesy not taken during traditional open back fusion. Once the spine is accessed, the surgeon will insert a spacer and bone graft into the damaged disc area, heightening the area and releasing any compression.

The minimally invasive techniques allow our patients to experience a shorter recovery time* than patients who choose to undergo traditional open back fusion.

Conditions treated by Laser Spine Institute’s transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

Our Tampa surgery center is able to treat a number of conditions using the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Some of the most commonly treated conditions include:

  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Pinched nerves
  • Bulging discs
  • Spine fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis

If you are experiencing these or other conditions, we understand the dramatic effect they may be having on your quality of life. At Laser Spine Institute we are committed to helping as many patients as possible through our transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. To see if you may be a candidate for this procedure at our Tampa center, contact Laser Spine Institute today.