You and your doctor agree that it’s time for back surgery. You’re hopeful this will be the solution you need; however, you may still be plagued with indecision, uncertainty, or fear of surgery. Rest assured, you are not alone. Our patients tell us again and again that the days leading up to surgery are filled with anxiety. Here are tips on how to stay calm and focus on a positive outcome.
Learning Library: Maximum Access Surgery Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MAS® PLIF): What is it and is it right for me?
Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is a surgical technique that attempts to eliminate instability in the back and pain in the lower back and lower extremities. A Maximum Access Surgery posterior lumbar interbody fusion (MAS PLIF) achieves this by using a less disruptive approach to decompress nerve roots and fuse one or more vertebrae together to reduce their motion.