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Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedures performed by Laser Spine Institute in St. Louis help patients find relief

A painful spine condition can be devastating to your quality of life. At Laser Spine Institute, we understand how debilitating chronic pain can be, and we know how much you want to find relief. Every day, we are committed to helping as many patients as possible — with the help of minimally invasive spine surgery, including transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.

The transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedure

Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a less invasive alternative to traditional open back fusion. The focus of this procedure is to relieve back pain caused by conditions including spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease and herniated disc. During the TLIF procedure, the damaged disc is removed and implants are inserted to help stabilize the spine.

Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion is a safer and effective alternative to highly invasive, traditional open neck and back surgery.^ Since TLIF uses small incisions, your recovery time will be less than that associated with a traditional open back fusion.

When you choose transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion to find relief from back pain, you will be able to take advantage of a number of benefits, including the following:

  • Performed as an outpatient procedure
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Muscle-sparing techniques spread muscles instead of cutting or tearing them

In addition, since TLIF is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, hospital-associated costs are eliminated, helping you find peace of mind as you get back to your daily routine.

Conditions treated by transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

Laser Spine Institute’s St. Louis center uses transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for treatment of common spine conditions, including:

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

If you have one of these common spine conditions, call us today. With a 98 patient satisfaction score^, you can trust that the care you receive at our center is of the highest quality available.

Find out if you are a candidate

You don’t have to suffer from chronic neck and back pain any longer. It’s time to get your life back. Contact a member of our Care Team to see if you are a candidate for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion or another minimally invasive procedure. We will review your MRI or CT scan films, CDs and reports to assess your situation and determine if we can help. At Laser Spine Institute, our goal is to always provide you with the highest level of patient care, in the most comfortable environment possible.