Surgical Procedures


ACDF is a surgical procedure for treating conditions affecting the cervical spine. It involves an anterior approach (through the front of the spine) for accessing the front of the cervical spine (where the disc space and pathology pinching the nerves or spinal cord are located), discectomy to remove damaged intervertebral discs, and fusion using an implant and bone graft.

  • Less painful than traditional back surgery as it involves a more direct approach to the pathology.


Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for treating spinal fractures, particularly those caused by osteoporosis, cancer, or benign lesions. It involves inserting a balloon into the fractured vertebra to create space, followed by the injection of bone cement to stabilize the fracture.

  • Known its rapid pain relief, improved mobility, and high success rate in vertebral stabilization.


Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MIS TLIF or MI TLIF) represents a surgical technique aimed at stabilizing spinal vertebrae and mitigating pain stemming from conditions such as degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, and spinal stenosis. This method, a variant of the traditional TLIF, is designed to minimize disruption to the muscles and tissues surrounding the spine.

  • Results in reduced postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays, and expedited recovery compared to traditional open spine surgery.


Varilift® significantly enhances the MIS TLIF procedure, offering a minimally invasive solution with customized spinal support and improved patient outcomes. Its role in MIS TLIF represents a significant advancement in spinal surgery, providing an effective option for patients requiring lumbar spinal fusion.

  • Enhances the safety and efficacy of MIS TLIF with minimal tissue disruption.

I can breathe better, I can eat better. I can hold my grandkids longer with out pain. I think it’s a home run.
— Steve