Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Sextant(tm) is an operation that involves approaching the spine from the back. The patient is positioned in the prone position (laying face down on a padded frame) for the operation. Utilizing the Minimally invasive tube access (METRx), Dr. Peloza can remove a portion of the affected disc space from the spine and insert bone graft and one implant from a Transforaminal (oblique) approach. In some patients, new technology such as Bone Morphogenetic Proteins allows surgeons to use this bone graft material instead of harvesting bone from the patient. This shortens operative time and eliminates pain from the bone graft site. Titanium screws and rods are then inserted into the back of the spine to supplement the stability of the entire construct through the tubes. All of this can be done through small one inch (25mm) incisions. A smaller incision allows for decreased post-operative pain and a faster recovery. This procedure is also a good option for those patients who have had previous abdominal surgery.
26 mm METRx™ Retraction Tubes
PYRAMETRIX® ADVANCE Instrument Set
CD HORIZON® SEXTANT™ Fixation System
Center for Spine Care offers stem cell therapy as a conservative treatment to promote natural healing for back or neck pain. Utilizing mesenchymal stem cells, this new method is used to treat patients with neck and back pain caused from degenerative disc disease.