State of the art technology advances are a key element to the Surgery Center Spine Surgery Experience. We provide the best in outpatient surgery experience by bringing together the finest physicians, the best surgical outcomes and utilizing the most up to date technology to ensure the greatest success.We have partnered with the best in the industry to provide you the latest innovative Implants to restore you back to your active lifestyle.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives
Why Stryker Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery techniques are gaining importance in the treatment of spinal pathologies. They have become the "gold standard" in the treatment of a variety of degenerative spinal conditions. Stryker Spine has developed a number of minimally invasive spinal surgery systems that have recently been introduced to spine surgeons around the world. Our Luxor illuminated oval retractor system utilizes a "muscle sparing" approach while maximizing working and visualizations channels. Luxor is ideally suited for delivering our Techtonix Posterior Tension Band implant as well as the cannulated version of our flagship Xia top loading pedicle screw implant. Comprehensive instrumentation offerings help the surgeon realize greater efficiency in the operating room. Our newly inroduced MANTIS true percutaneous system allows surgeons to treat multiple level pathologies in a less invasive, truly percutaneous fashion while allowing for pre-contouring of rods for easier insertion.
Xia Precision (Cannulated) Implant
Synthes Spine is a leading developer of implants and instruments for the treatment of fractures, tumors, deformities, and degenerative diseases of the spine.
Our extensive product portfolio features innovative solutions designed to serve the clinical needs of spine surgeons and their patients. Our products are designed, manufactured and tested according to the highest quality standards. They are systematically evaluated in a clinical setting by the AO Technical Commission (AOTK) to ensure they meet the clinical needs of AO surgeons before they are made generally available.
NuVasive® is an innovative medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedurally integrated solutions for the spine. Its mission is to improve the lives of patients who suffer from debilitating back, neck, or leg pain by creating cutting-edge products and procedures that revolutionize spine surgery through focusing on Speed of Innovation®, Absolute Responsiveness®, and superior clinical results.
The ILIF™ Procedure
The ILIF procedure was developed to overcome the potential shortcomings of standard lumbar spinal stenosis treatments (i.e. decompression alone and decompression with fusion), using a minimally disruptive surgical technique. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a gradual narrowing of the space where nerves pass through the spine, which can be a result of aging and “wear and tear” on the spine from everyday activities and/or resultant positional changes of the vertebrae. The most common surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis is a procedure called a decompression, which involves removing bone or ligaments that are pressing on the spinal cord and/or nerves.
The ILIF procedure involves a minimally disruptive decompression procedure called a laminotomy, which involves temporary distraction (opening up) of the space between the spinous processes, and careful removal of only small sections of bone to release the pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
Most ILIF patients are discharged from the hospital the next day, but your physician will determine the best post-operative course for you, depending on your comfort and any other health problems you may have. In general, ILIF surgery results in quick recovery and return to normal activities. Only your physician can determine if ILIF is right for you.
About the Minimally Disruptive XLIF®procedure
The XLIF®(eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) procedure provides relief to patients who cannot tolerate a larger, open back surgery because of the increased risks of longer anesthesia time, blood loss, hospitalization, and recovery. It is also a less disruptive alternative for patients who have lived with back or leg pain through years of various failed treatments, including steroid injections, physical therapy, and pain medication.
The XLIF procedure includes the use of NVJJB™/M5®, a technologically advanced nerve monitoring system (EMG), allows the surgeon to have accurate, reproducible, real-time feedback about nerve health, location, and function, reducing the incidence of nerve injury during surgery.
- Reduced operative time– Traditional procedures can take up to 5 hours; the XLIF procedure can be successfully completed in as little as one hour, reducing the amount of anesthesia time.
- Reduced blood loss and minimal scarring– Less-invasive procedure allows for less tissue disruption, resulting in reduced blood loss.
- Reduced postoperative pain– The XLIF procedure does not require entry through sensitive back muscles, bones, or ligaments. Many patients are usually walking the same day after surgery.
- Rapid return to normal activity– Patients are usually walking the same day after surgery. Recovery is typically around 6 weeks, compared to 6 months or more.
Is XLIF Right for You?
Once your physician has concluded that spine surgery is appropriate for you, the best approach for your condition will then be recommended. The XLIF procedure may be right you if you require surgery at one or more levels above the L5 vertebra.
Some candidates for the XLIF procedure include those:
- Suffering from degenerative disc disease with instability.
- With recurrent disc herniation.
- With instability after a previous non-fusion surgery.
- Who require surgery to a disc adjacent to a previous surgery.
- With a disc that has slipped over another (spondylolisthesis).
- With degenerative scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
- With prior fusion surgeries that did not fuse (posterior pseudarthrosis).
Despite its advantages, your physician may decide that the XLIF procedure is not the most appropriate approach for you. The XLIF procedure is not recommended for the following patients:
- Those suffering from symptoms in the L5 –S1 level of the spine.
- Those with certain lumbar deformities.
- Those with severe degenerative spondylolisthesis (significant slip of one vertebrae over another).
- Those with internal abdominal scarring on both their left and right sides due to abscess or prior surgery.