Procedures Dr. Joshua Landa Specializes In
Minimally Invasive TLIF
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a type of spinal fusion procedure in which bone graft is placed between the affected lumbar vertebrae through a posterior incision on the patient’s back. Minimally invasive surgical techniques can be employed for TLIF. Minimally invasive spinal surgery is safe with more advantages than the traditional open spine surgery. Minimally invasive surgery requires a small incision (reduced scar) and employs muscle dilation for a more precise operation without affecting or cutting the surrounding muscular and vascular tissues. Consequently minimally invasive technique results in a faster recovery.
Your surgeon may endorse TLIF if you are suffering from any of the following spinal instability conditions:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis