Spinal Fusion

Spinal Fusion - Minimally Invasive Options

A minimally invasive fusion is similar to a traditional spinal fusion, but requires a much smaller incision and causes less trauma and blood loss. Depending on your condition, Atlantic Spine Center provides several different types of minimally invasive spine and joint fusions.

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What is Total Disc Replacement?

Total disc replacement is a procedure performed to avoid a spinal fusion and keep the range of motion of the spine intact. It takes advantage of a synthetic disc that has a full range of motion, allowing the spinal segment to remain mobile.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Fusions and Total Disc Replacement:

  • Small incisions
  • Minimal soft tissue trauma
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Less infection rate
  • Earlier ambulation
  • Fast recovery
  • Less adjacent spinal segment diseases
  • Total Disc Replacement

    Total disc replacement is a surgery performed to remove a damaged vertebral disc and replace it with a synthetic one - Total disc replacement is an... Read More

  • SI Joint Fusion

    An SI joint fusion is performed to stabilize the sacroiliac joint to relieve pain and symptoms caused by sacroiliac joint disruptions or degenerative ... Read More

  • Interbody Fusions

    Interbody Fusion Surgery is a “minimally invasive” surgery from which patients generally recover easily ... Read More

  • Mini-LIFS

    Mini-LIFS consists of several types of "minimally invasive" surgery procedures. This includes OLLIF, TLIF, and XLIF ... Read More

  • PLIF

    PLIF stands for Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and is the angle taken when the surgeon gains access to the spine from ... Read More

  • ALIF

    ALIF stands for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and is the angle taken when the surgeon gains access to the spine from an ... Read More

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Note From Dr. Liu:

Before surgical spine treatment is considered, we will exhaust conservative, non-surgical spine treatment options first. Our advanced diagnostic and pain mapping techniques enable us to ensure precise diagnosis, which is one of the most important factors towards effective treatment of your pain.