Are You Familiar with XLIF Treatment?

With each passing year, new avenues for treating back and neck pain make their way to the forefront.

Recently, a growing number of patients have come to learn more about XLIF. Known as eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, this may be the perfect solution for patients who are unable to tolerate the risks associated with open back surgery.

As a less invasive alternative, it’s easy to see why this treatment continues to pick up steam with each passing day.

If you’re interested in learning more about XLIF treatment, you’ll also want to become familiar with the many benefits:

·      Reduced operative time. Did you know that traditional open back surgery can last for as long as five hours? With XLIF, this can be cut back to approximately one hour.

·      Reduced blood loss. Due to the less invasive nature, there is reduced blood loss. This is a huge benefit to the patient.

·      Minimal scarring. One of the biggest problems with open back surgery is the scar that’s left behind. With XLIF, this is never a concern.

Along with the above, there’s one last thing to remember: the XLIF procedure is known for reducing postoperative pain, which means less time in the hospital and fewer days off your feet.

If you want to learn more about XLIF treatment, if you think this could be just what you need, don’t hesitate to contact our office in the near future. We’re here to answer all your questions.