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Email: secretary@spineart.org

SpineArt Ltd,
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Surgery for Back Pain

TLIF stands for Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. It is a technique to achieve enhanced fusion rates in spinal fusion. In plain language it is often referred to as a low back fusion or lumbar spinal fusion.

There are many techniques of spinal fusion which Mr Fagan performs, he will select the most appropriate one for your own individual clinical situation and circumstances.

Getting the decision right as to which operation and in whom is the key to high success rates and only comes with experience.

Mr Fagan is one of a small number of elite surgeons who are key opinion leaders in developing minimal access lumbar spinal surgery in the UK.

He is the only surgeon in the Teeside, Durham & Darlington, North Yorkshire or Sunderland Region experienced and actively practising in these techniques.

He has been invited to talk nationally on this, has presented his own results at an International Neurosurgical Conference in 2011 and has been involved in training courses for surgeons wishing to learn these methods.

Mr Fagan may decide that an open procedure through an incision is required. In these cases the average length of stay is two days for a single level and 2-3 days for multiple levels or revision surgery.

Some of his patients have been home within a day following surgery, although not all are able to accomplish this.

Mr Fagan's anaesthetist uses an enhanced recovery protocol to get you back on your feet more quickly.

You will lead a quiet life for a few weeks afterwards, and with gentle physiotherapy, will make gradual progress back to an active, healthy life.

See below for a short video of a happy patient two weeks following her surgery:

spinal fusion from dan fagan on Vimeo.

This illustrates a typical result for a patient who has had the right operation for them.

Package prices for this procedure vary but start at 10065.

Please call Beverley for further details 0n 07539330360 or email secretary@spineart.org and make an appointment to see Mr Fagan.