MIS axial lumbar interbody fusion is a new minimally invasive surgery approach to traditional fusion procedures.
The access occurs via the presacral region near the tailbone. The surgery beings with a one-inch incision in the back next to the tailbone. The degenerated disc is removed and bone growth material is inserted in its place that will ultimately ‘fuse’ the spine to restore mobility and alleviate the pain.
The AxiaLIF® implant is inserted to stabilize the vertebrae while fusion is occurring. The surgeon will analyze the problematic area and will adjust the disc height and alignment if necessary.
After the AxiaLIF® procedure has been performed the surgeon will add posterior implants for additional stabilization of your spine. Some of the benefits of this procedure over the other traditional approaches are minimal blood loss, faster recovery times and less post-operative pain.
Dr. Michael Rohan, Jr. is fellowship-trained in spine surgery, the highest level of medical education in the U.S. Over the past 10 years, Northwest Florida Spine has been referred back and neck pain patients from across the Gulf Coast region for the most advanced minimally invasive spine surgery and artificial disc replacement surgery. Responding to its regional reputation in spine care, in early 2018, the spine center transitioned its name from Panama City Spine to Northwest Florida Spine which reflects the regional draw of patients.
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