MIS spine surgery in 2018
Minimally invasive spine fusion has gotten even less invasive over the last couple of years. I patented the MIGLIF MIS fusion surgery in the prior 2 years and still use this for many patients that need pedicle screw stabilization. However, over the last several months, I have started utilizing a new approach that takes the MIS approach to an even greater less is more level.
This is the Vari-lift stand alone expandable inter-body fixation device. With this I have been able to reduce the OR time to around 1.5 hours for a extensive yet MIS neural decompression and inter-body fusion. With this device and surgical approach offered at Legacy Spine and Neurological Specialists and Legacy Surgery Center we have had great results and very rapid recovery with much faster return to normal life than the standard open lumbar fusion surgery.