Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD, Spine Surgeon
A Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) surgery involves adding bone graft to an area of the spine to set up a biological response that causes the bone to grow between the two vertebral elements and thereby stop the motion at that segment.
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion involves using a posterior (from behind) approach. PLIF can be particularly useful in the correction of degenerative lumbar deformities such as spondylolisthesis, scoliosis or disc space collapse and in the management of associated of neurological compression.
Dr. Haid assesses the possible use of Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures where ever they may be appropriate. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Haid's contribution to minimally invasive spine surgery, you may wish to visit his Curriculum Vitae on this website.