Remi Ajiboye, MD, MPH
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon located in Torrance, Long Beach, South Bay & El Segundo, CA
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Q & A
What is minimally invasive lumbar fusion?
Minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgery is a favorable alternative to traditional open surgery. With minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Remi Ajiboye uses specialized tools to perform an operation through a small incision. Compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) offers the following advantages:
- Smaller incisions with less scarring
- Less damage to surrounding muscles and tissue
- Less post-surgical pain
- Easier recovery
- Less risk for blood loss and infection
Minimally invasive lumbar fusion can be performed front (ALIF), back (TLIF) or side (XLIF) of the spine.
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) allow access to the discs at the front of the spine and do not require muscle stripping as in approaches from the back of the spine. ALIF provides a clear and uncomplicated approach to the lumbar spine and patients tend to experience less incisional pain from this approach compared to the traditional open approach to the spine from the back.
Although spine surgery sounds daunting, minimally invasive techniques and Dr. Remi Ajiboye’s expert hands make the operation as uncomplicated as possible.
Dr Remi Ajiboye is a minimally invasive spine specialist serving Torrance, El Segundo, Long Beach, and the surrounding communities of South Bay, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Lomita, San Pedro, Carson, Lawndale, Gardena, Hawthorne, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Culver City, Inglewood, Ladera Heights, South Gate, Lynwood, Compton, Los Alamitos, Westminster, Garden Grove, Lakewood, Cerritos, Bellflower, Downey, Paramount, Bellflower, Norwalk, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Orange, Tustin, Fullerton, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and greater Los Angeles county and Orange County. Contact Remi Ajiboye, MD, online or over the phone to set up an appointment.
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