Minimally Invasive Fusion

What is a Minimally Invasive Fusion?

Minimally Invasive Fusion, a minimally-invasive form of spinal fusion, can be used to correct many pathologies of the spine including degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, and spinal stenosis. This method reduces patient trauma associated with traditional open surgery by tissue diruption, scarring and blood loss. The process preserves healthy muscle and soft tissue and reduces post-operative pain and recovery time. Patients recover very rapidly, with less pain, and return to their normal activities of daily life.


How is a Minimally Invasive Fusion treated?

To perform a Minimally Invasive Fusion, doctors insert a small port less than 2cm in diameter into the lumbar spine. They then attach a high powered fiber optic light source to the device and work under high magnification loupes or a microscope.

After nerve root decompression is performed, the instrumentation is carefully selected based on patient presentation and implanted through the small working channel.