Surgical Procedures



Dr. Orisek treats many different spinal conditions. All procedures are uniquely designed and developed to provide patients with the best possible medical care. Below are descriptions of some of the procedures that Dr. Orisek performs. Please follow the link related to the specific procedure for more detailed information.

ALIF

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion is a procedure performed by approaching the spine through the abdomen. It involves the insertion of a bone graft into the disc space to help the vertebrae to fuse together. http://www.spine-health.com/video/alif-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-video

AXIALIF

Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion is a new, alternative approach to traditional fusion procedures performed by accessing your spine through a 1-inch incision next to your tailbone. It involves the insertion of a bone graft into the disc space to help the vertebrae to fuse together. http://www.smallincisionsbigresults.com/about/

LLIF

Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion is a method of spine surgery in which the lumbar spine is approached through the patient's side. With the use of x-ray imaging, this procedure allows for dilation through the psoas muscle in a muscle splitting approach rather than approaching the spine anteriorly (through the abdomen) or posteriorly (through the back). Anterior (ALIF) and Posterior (PLIF/TLIF) approaches would require a larger incision with more muscle, bone and ligament disruption. Please view the video at the top of this page to see how the LLIF procedure works.

XLIF

Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion is a minimally-invasive procedure used to treat leg or back pain generally caused by degenerative disc disease. The procedure is performed through the patient’s side, avoiding the major muscles of the back. It involves the insertion of a bone graft into the disc space to help the vertebrae to fuse together. http://www.spine-health.com/video/lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-xlif-video

TLIF

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion is a procedure that fuses the anterior and posterior columns of the spine through a posterior approach. A bone graft and interbody spacer stabilize the anterior portion while the posterior is locked in place with pedicle screws, rods and bone graft. http://www.spine-health.com/video/transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-tlif-video

ACDF

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion is an anterior approach to removing a cervical herniated disc in order to relieve spinal cord or root pressure and alleviate corresponding pain, weakness, and numbness. It involves the insertion of a bone graft into the disc space to help the vertebrae to fuse together. http://www.spine-health.com/video/anterior-cervical-discectomy-video

Cervical TDA

Cervical Total Disc Arthroplasty is a minimally-invasive procedure where the surgeon removes the diseased intervertebral disc, decompresses the neurological elements and inserts an artificial disc implant into the disc space.

http://us.synthesprodisc.com/EN-US/DiscReplacement/ProDiscCervical/AnimatedVideo.htm

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Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used for treating vertebral compression fractures resulting from osteoporosis. http://www.spine-health.com/video/kyphoplasty-osteoporosis-fracture-treatment-video

X-STOP

X-STOP is a minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to relieve symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis. http://www.spine-health.com/video/x-stop-interactive-video

SCS

Spinal Cord Stimulator uses electrical impulses to control or relieve chronic pain and is used in patients for whom conservative treatments have failed. http://www.spine-health.com/video/spinal-cord-stimulator-implant-video

Lumbar TDA

Lumbar Total Disc Arthroplasty is a minimally-invasive procedure where the surgeon removes the diseased intervertebral disc, decompresses the neurological elements and inserts an artificial disc implant into the disc space. http://us.synthesprodisc.com/EN-US/DiscReplacement/ProDiscLumbar/AnimVideo.htm
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