hspinedoc, Author at Houston Spine Doctor - Dr. Navin Subramanian
Performing Minimally Invasive TLIF Procedures: Q&A With Dr. Navin Subramanian of Houston’s Orthopaedic Associates

Performing Minimally Invasive TLIF Procedures: Q&A With Dr. Navin Subramanian of Houston’s Orthopaedic Associates

Q: What makes the TLIF procedure stand out? Dr. Navin Subramanian: The TLIF is a standard technique that has been described in literature as a variation of the posterior interbody fusion where you approach the spine diagonally through a neuroforamen to access the disc space through a posterior approach. The minimally invasive surgery is a newer technique where the surgeon uses fluoroscopy to do the procedure. Because the approach is less invasive, it decreases infection rates and blood loss and allows the patient...

Read more