Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) in Miami, FL
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading neurologic treatment centers providing diagnostic and surgical procedures to effectively treat patients suffering with neurologic conditions via lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF). The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Miami Lakes, Aventura, Kendall, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.
The discs that hold your spinal cord together can degenerate over the years due to aging. Degenerative disc disease can cause pain in the back and the legs. Lateral lumbar interbody fusion is a minimally-invasive procedure to alleviate the symptoms associated with irritated nerve roots or stress on the spinal cord.
What Is Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion?
Lateral lumbar interbody fusion involves making small incisions on the side so that the neurologists can reach your vertebral discs in the affected area without disturbing the major nerves, muscles, and tendons. This procedure does not involve accessing the vertebral discs through the back or the stomach, like in traditional open back surgery. The incisions are also usually much smaller than the 5-inch or longer cuts typically used in typical surgeries.
Benefits of Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Degenerative discs can worsen the pain in the lower back and leg over time, eventually making it difficult to move without discomfort. Lateral lumbar interbody fusion is a minimally-invasive treatment option that helps remove the damaged or degenerated discs that cause the pain.
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For more information on our spine surgical procedures, please click on the following links:
- Disc Surgery
- Neck Surgery
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion (ACDF)
- Cervical Disc Replacement
- Endoscopic Discectomy
- Facet Thermal Ablation
- Spinal Decompression
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
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Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute Neurosurgeons are recognized experts in minimally invasive surgical procedures for the brain and spine. Our patients benefit from a faster recovery period, less time in the hospital, and lower risk of complications caused by spine disorders with the help of lateral lumbar interbody fusion. We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Miami Lakes, and Fort Lauderdale. Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!