TLIFs are performed when there is chronic back and leg pain due to degenerative discs.
What is a "TLIF" procedure? A TLIF stands for Transforaminal Lumbar Discectomy with Interbody Fusion.
While the name is long the procedure is not, rather it's minimally invasive. TLIFs are done through a small incision, less than an inch in size. Doctors go around muscles and surround tissue instead of cutting through them. Patients are able to leave the very same day in our outpatient facility.
For a visual, watch Spine-Health's video walk through on TLIFs.