What Is An Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion?
The goal of this procedure is to remove the spinal disc and/or bone spurs that are causing irritation of the spinal nerves and use internal fixation to stabilize the spine and relieve the pain associated with degenerative spinal conditions.
How It's Performed
The entire spinal disc and/or any bone material that may be causing nerve compression are then removed to reduce impingement on the targeted nerve roots.
An implant is placed into the space where the spinal disc once was in an effort to restore the normal height of the spinal disc space. This implant will also contain bone graft that triggers a biological response, which, over time, will knit together with the vertebrae above and below and form one continuous stable vertebrae.
Next, a small metal plate screws are implanted to join the two adjoining vertebrae and ensure stability. The incision is then closed with small stitches.
Upper East Side
We are located at 800A 5th Ave, Suite 402, New York, NY 10065 in the Upper East Side section of Manhattan directly across from Central Park.
You will be welcomed into our boutique office where your time is of premium value. That means little to no waiting and extensive consultation with Dr. Senatus to understand what is causing your pain and what steps can be taken to return you to a functional pain-free lifestyle.