MIS AxiaLIF® (Presacral Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
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.
Spine Physicians Institute treats back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, stenosis and other spine problems. Patients come to the spine center from across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Dr. Sethuraman is one of few Mayo Clinic fellowship-trained spine surgeons in the North Texas area. A fellowship is the highest level of medical education in the U.S.