Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Surgery

When vertebrae segments move and cause pain and other debilitating symptoms, a spinal fusion may be recommended for relief. At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians in Georgia, we offer a few options in spinal fusion surgeries, including anterior lumbar interbody fusion, or ALIF. For those with lower back pain and other symptoms from lumbar vertebrae issues that do not respond to less-invasive treatments, ALIF surgery can be the best solution to give relief.

Our team of spine specialists has extensive experience and training when it comes to addressing complex spinal issues. Our surgeons are double board certified and have received fellowship training, offering the highest level of expertise in the spinal surgical field. When lumbar vertebrae movement is causing extreme pain and dysfunction for our patients, our physicians will look at all the options available to give the best results with the least amount of risk. ALIF surgery can be a viable option for those with certain lumbar conditions, with fewer risks and quicker recovery than other types of spinal fusion surgeries.

Performing ALIF Surgery

With ALIF surgery, the lumbar spine is approached from the anterior, or front, position to complete the spinal fusion. While not effective for all types of spinal fusions, the anterior approach does have advantages over accessing the spine from the posterior, or back, position. Accessing the spine through the abdomen gives direct access to the spine without interfering with muscles or organs, posing less risk. The abdominal muscles and organs can be retracted to the side, allowing access for the lumbar fusion without cutting or damage.

If you have lumbar spine issues that are causing you pain, contact our team at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians to begin exploring your treatment options. We offer non-surgical, endoscopic and spine surgeries at our clinics, giving you the most advanced medical options to treat your back condition and give you relief.

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Surgery was a success my left knee is fully functional again. Langer and his staff was very helpful through this entire process they assigned me a top physical therapist Cara which was great at helping me to improve now just up to me to continue to condition myself back to the way I was physically before the injury and hopefully I never have to endure any future injuries that lead to surgery. Overall a great help and experience after surgery was completed. Thank You to Langer and his staff.

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Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are excellent in the work they do. They take their time with each patient and make sure you walk away with an understanding of exactly what you're going through. I have been a patient here twice and I could 100% assure you that you will have a great experience. Further the physicians are very knowledgeable and experienced at what they do. Moreover, the entire staff are welcoming and accommodating to your needs. I work in Entertainment, and have appeared several times on television (Google "David Wells and Ricky Johnson). I recommend and trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

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Everything was great didn’t have to wait a long time . Everyone was great . As I went to the procedure I told them I was afraid of needles and they went about making the whole visit relaxing for me THANKS !!!!!!!!

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