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Benefits to Patients Video

September 1, 2013
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The techniques of minimally invasive surgery have a number of benefits to patients including a shorter recovery time. Learn more about minimally invasive surgery benefits from Dr. Jeffrey Baker of Carolina Spine and hand […]

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Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Overview

August 26, 2013
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Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF) is a minimally-invasive form of back surgery performed through the patient’s side. The procedure reduces pain associated with degenerative disc disease by re-aligning the spine and relieving pressure on pinched nerve roots. During lateral lumbar interbody fusion, two small holes […]

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Advantages of a Lateral Approach to the Spine

August 16, 2013
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During lateral lumbar interbody fusion, a procedure commonly used to treat degenerative disc disease, two small (1 inch as opposed to the 5 inches necessary for an open procedure) holes are made in the patient’s side. Approaching the spine laterally allows the surgeon to avoid large back […]

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Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

July 26, 2013
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Most patients who have undergone a lateral lumbar interbody fusion report reduced pain and a decrease in the frequency and severity of other symptoms of degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis. Patients are asked to remain for one night of observation, and then most patients are able to […]

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