Spinal Fusion Surgery
For some patients, spinal fusion surgery is the best option for treating chronic and debilitating back pain. Spine fusion surgery treats instability, which is one of the leading fixable causes of back pain occurring from degenerative conditions or other instability issues.
Dr. Baig, and our team of specialists, will explore all alternatives to spinal fusion before it is recommended for our patients. Rest assured that if spinal fusion is recommended for you, you are in excellent hands here at Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center.
At Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center, our team is experienced in performing a variety of procedures. We aim to help you truly enjoy your life after spinal fusion surgery.
What types of spinal fusion surgery does Dr. Baig perform?
Our team performs four primary types of spinal fusion surgeries, ensuring that the best procedure is selected for your particular needs.
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
- Extreme Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (XLIF)
- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
Each of these procedures is unique, and each designed to take advantage of the degenerative non-functional disc. This is done by placing an interbody, commonly known as cages or spacers, to enhance the fusion (the stability to your spine) rather than relying solely on screws and rods.
Many of these procedures are performed in minimally invasive ways, reducing spinal fusion recovery time. Please visit the individual pages for each procedure to learn more.
Minimally-invasive spine surgeries protect muscles and sensitive body structure while still providing the spine surgeon access to damaged vertebrae.
What to expect after spinal fusion surgery
Spinal fusion surgery recovery varies based on many factors such as the age and health of the patient and the type of procedure they underwent.
Generally speaking, recovery may include reduced or limited activity and physical therapy. Our less invasive procedures allow patients to fully recover within a few weeks. Most of our patients were also able to go home a day after their operation.
Most importantly, life after spinal fusion surgery should feature a reduction in the pain you were experiencing and a much-improved quality of life.
A consultation with Dr. Baig during your research for spinal fusion surgery is the best way to learn more about life after the procedure.
How much does spinal fusion surgery cost?
At Desert Spine & Scoliosis Center, we don’t practice “one size fits all” medicine. That also means that pricing can depend on a number of factors including your health insurance coverage and the specifics of your treatment options. Our staff would be happy to discuss this with you more specifically.
To learn more about spinal fusion surgery at Desert Spine & Scoliosis, book a consultation today.