Posterior and Transforaminal Lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF / TLIF)
The goals of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) are to address the cause of your back pain and to keep your spine stable by fusing two or more of your vertebrae together.
Why choose Manipal Hospitals
Trained and highly qualified neurosurgeons work on these two specifically minimally invasive methods to bring stability to your weak spine. In a PLIF, our neurosurgeon accesses your spine more from the middle of your back. Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a form of spine fusion surgery in which the lumbar disc space is fused from a posterior approach outside of the facet joint. This intricate surgical procedure involves removing a disc from between two vertebrae and fusing the vertebrae together. Minimally invasive TLIF and PLIF are performed for 2 main reasons – to relieve pressure on your spinal nerves and/or spinal cord, and to stabilize your spine.