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Spinal Fusion

Using minimally invasive techniques designed to minimize surgical impact and maximize recovery speed, we offer a range of surgeries to repair disc issues.

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A spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that uses a graft to join vertebrae together, with the aim of preventing movement between them. Using minimally invasive techniques designed to minimize surgical impact and maximize recovery speed, we offer a range of surgeries to repair disc issues including Posterior (PLIF), Transforaminal (TLIF), Anterior (ALIF), and Interlaminar (ILIF) Lumbar Interbody Fusions, which offer a range of approaches to treating structural back issues surgically, depending on the patient and the condition. We also offer an innovative technique known as XLIF, or eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, which may allow for a faster, less painful recovery process by avoiding surgical impact on the major muscles of the back.

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While traditional approaches to spinal fusion can result in substantial recovery times and complications, our minimally invasive approaches are tailored to the needs of each patient, allowing us to resolve structural spinal issues with as few ramifications as possible. The range of surgical options we offer allows our surgeons to provide the best possible care combined with the least invasive method. Compared to traditional fusion techniques, our minimally invasive procedures offer substantial upsides in long-term outlook and post-operative recovery.

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Atlantic Brain and Spine A graduate of both Yale and Stanford, Dr. Jae Lim is a board-certified spine surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic spine surgery, significantly reducing surgical impact and recovery times. (703) 876-4270
8501 Arlington Blvd. Suite 330
Fairfax
Virgina
22031
United States
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