Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLLIF)

OLLIF is a minimally invasive lumbar fusion procedure used to treat multiple conditions of the lumbar spine. OLLIF is less invasive and does not require removal of bone or ligamentous structures of the spine.

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery does not involve a long incision, thereby avoiding significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. In most cases, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery.

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Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopic spine surgery utilizes a series of long tubes, small surgical tools, and a small camera to address neural compression. This allows for shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times and less scarring.

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Useful Links

Understand Spine Surgery
UnderstandSpineSurgery.com is a free educational service provide by UnderstandSurgery.com and Stryker Spine to better educate the public on spine surgery.

North American Spine Society (NASS)
NASS is a multidisciplinary medical organization that advances quality spine care through education, research and advocacy.

WebMD
Welcome to WebMD Corporation: the leader in providing services that help physicians, consumers, providers and health plans navigate the complexity of the healthcare system.

Stryker Spine
Stryker Spine, the spinal division of Stryker Corporation, is the leader in the worldwide orthopedics market. One of the newest divisions within Stryker Corporation, Stryker Spine develops, manufactures, and sells a full range of spinal implants for spinal surgeries in sixty four key markets around the world.

About Stryker
Learn about new joint replacement technologies and treatment options available to you, receive a comprehensive information kit with a listing of specialists in your area, specific information on your joint pain and other helpful online tools to take back your life.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
The latest source for Legislation, educational, health care policy and research information. The site includes the bylaws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopaedics and medicine.

Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS)
The Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is the only spine organization solely dedicated to improving and advancing the field of minimally invasive spine surgery, through education, research and advocacy. SMISS brings together thought-leaders and pioneers in the world of minimally invasive spine surgery and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
The Scoliosis Research Society is a non-profit, professional organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel. Our primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities.

Amendia
Amendia is a team dedicated to serving patients, doctors, and healthcare providers. Amendia is quickly becoming a recognized leading provider of innovative Class II and Class III medical devices used in spinal surgical procedures.

Spine Association for Education (SAFE)
The Spine Association For Education, is a non-profit organization committed to providing education about advances in all forms of spine treatments to help physicians and the public to maintain a current understanding of advances in spine therapy, where advances fit in the continuum of care, and where advanced therapies and/or training in these therapies are available.

Setting Scoliosis Straight
The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation formally known as Harms Study Group Foundation is a not-for-profit established in 2008. Its purpose is to enable fundraising efforts by the Harms Study Group membership to further support and advance techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities in children and adolescents.