What is oblique lumbar interbody fusion? | Dr. Andrew Cash, MD Las Vegas, Nevada
By Brooke Strickland and Dr. Andrew Cash
Surgical treatment to help relieve back pain for those living with chronic pain has become popular and effective. However, spine surgery (and especially minimally invasive spine surgery) can be a very delicate procedure and it must be completed with great care and precision.
One of these procedures is called oblique lumbar interbody fusion. This means, that the surgeon gains access to the back through the front of the iliac crest, which allows for contact with the necessary spinal bones, while avoiding areas that should not be disturbed, such as the abdomen or posterior locations. The surgery facilitates fusion of the necessary vertebrae more effectively than more invasive surgeries. In addition, the surgeon is given a more stable working area and patients are treated more effectively without long recovery times.
If you think you’re a candidate for this procedure, contact Dr. Cash for an appointment at www.disclv.com.