Anterior Lumbar Interbody & Fusion

Anterior Lumbar Interbody & Fusion is a procedure where a surgeon performs an anterior lumbar discectomy to decompress the nerve roots and the spinal cord. Following the discectomy, the surgeon will place an inter body graft that replaces the natural disc. In addition the surgeon will either place a plate and screws to stabilize the segment until fusion occurs between the two vertebrae. In some instances, both an anterior lumbar inter body & Fusion and a posterior lumbar interbody fusion is recommended.