Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Specialist

Remi Ajiboye, MD, MPH

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon located in Torrance, CA & El Segundo, CA

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Q & A

What is minimally invasive lumbar fusion?

Minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgery is a favorable alternative to traditional open surgery. With minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Remi Ajiboye uses specialized tools to perform an operation through a small incision. Compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) offers the following advantages:

  • Smaller incisions with less scarring
  • Less damage to surrounding muscles and tissue
  • Less post-surgical pain
  • Easier recovery
  • Less risk for blood loss and infection

Minimally invasive lumbar fusion can be performed front (ALIF), back (TLIF) or side (XLIF) of the spine.

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) allow access to the discs at the front of the spine and do not require muscle stripping as in approaches from the back of the spine. ALIF provides a clear and uncomplicated approach to the lumbar spine and patients tend to experience less incisional pain from this approach compared to the traditional open approach to the spine from the back.

Although spine surgery sounds daunting, minimally invasive techniques and Dr. Remi Ajiboye’s expert hands make the operation as uncomplicated as possible.

Dr Remi Ajiboye is a minimally invasive spine specialist serving Torrance, California, El Segundo and the surrounding communities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Lomita, Carson, Lawndale, Gardena, Hawthorne, and greater Los Angeles. Contact Remi Ajiboye, MD, online or over the phone to set up an appointment.