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Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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Procedure Details

When chronic low back pain persists after exhausting all other forms of conservative care, and minimally invasive decompression is not recommended based on the severity of your conditions and symptoms, all is not lost. You may still be treated through minimally invasive options, such as a lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) or transforaminal lumber interbody fusion (TLIF). In both cases, the surgeon will first complete an MRI review followed by a full clinical evaluation to determine the best course of treatment.
A spinal fusion is utilized to correct instability of the vertebrae, which will, in turn, alleviate symptoms of chronic low back pain and painful motion. The surgeon may recommend an anterior, posterior or lateral approach depending on the area that must be treated in order to correct the conditions causing your pain.

By definition, a spinal fusion is a technique used in surgery to join two or more vertebrae. A spinal fusion may also require a bone graft along with hardware, such as plates, pedicle screws, cages, etc. These types of instrumentation are used to stabilize the vertebrae while the body grows new bone and fusion takes place.

What is a Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion?

A lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is a minimally invasive technique used, when warranted, for indirect decompression of a nerve and when fusion is necessary. During an LLIF, the surgeon will make a small incision from the side of the patient’s body, as opposed to the front or back of the body. Upon visualization of the spinal area to be treated, the surgeon will remove the disc that is causing compression of the nerve. The surgeon will then separate the vertebrae to their normal height by inserting a spacer to replace the removed disc between the vertebrae.

Why Choose Us

Gone are the days where the doctor is inaccessible and leaves you looking for more answers on your search for relief. The mission and values for the team at 360 Ortho & Spine set a high standard for the delivery of medical care. We expect to deliver a world class experience at our facilities and nothing else will be acceptable.


Collectively, our team boasts over 3 decades of experience in the delivery of medical care. Moreover, our surgeons have performed well over 10,000 minimally invasive surgical procedures.



We aim to make ourselves available for our patients right when they need us. If for some reason we are not available at that moment in time, we will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours from the moment it was made.


Your experience with 360 Ortho & Spine is not finished when you leave our doors. Our mission is to put you on the path to relief but then also make sure that you have everything you need to get there.


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