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Vanderbilt Spine Center / XLIF Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

XLIF Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Unlike traditional back surgery, XLIF is performed through the patient's side. By entering this way, major muscles of the back are avoided. This minimally-invasive procedure is generally used to treat leg or back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. It can be performed on an outpatient basis.