Spinal Fusion in Brooklyn, NY
Oasis Orthopedic & Spine offers Spinal Fusion in Brooklyn, NY
Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Treatments at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Brooklyn, NY
The goal of a Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion is to stabilize the spine by creating a bridge of bone between 2 or more vertebrae. As we age, the discs in our spine can degenerate which can result in instability, the loss of shock absorption, and lead to other painful symptoms. To restore stability to the spine and decrease your pain, the orthopedic surgeons at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Brooklyn, NY may recommend a spinal fusion procedure.
At Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Brooklyn, NY, our orthopedic surgeons commonly use a minimally invasive approach with spinal fusions. There are many benefits to having minimally invasive surgery instead of open surgery, such as:
- Less bleeding.
- Less scarring.
- Less damage to surrounding tissue.
- Faster recovery – some procedures allow you to return home the same day.
Common spinal fusion procedures performed at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Brooklyn, NY include:
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
- Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
Your Spinal Fusion Plan at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Brooklyn, NY
In a Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion procedure, your surgeon will determine the best way to access the area of your spine that needs stabilization. For example, PLIF is a lumbar fusion surgery from the back of the spine, XLIF is a lumbar fusion surgery from the side of the spine, and ALIF is a lumbar fusion surgery from the front of the spine.
Your orthopedic surgeon will make an incision to access the surgical area and remove disc material. In most cases, the entire damaged disc is removed. Next, a spacer and a cage with bone graft material is placed into the disc space. This cage decompresses the nerves signaling pain and realigns the spine which allows the bone graft to heal, forming a solid unit. Spinal fusion procedures reduce or fully stop painful movement and can prevent further damage to nearby nerves, spinal cord, and other soft tissues.
If you would like to learn more about spinal fusion procedures at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Brooklyn, NY, request an appointment below.