Minimally Invasive Direct Thoracic Interbody Fusion (MIS-DTIF)
One of the only doctors performing this revolutionary procedure
Minimally Invasive Direct Thoracic Interbody Fusion (MIS-DTIF) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to achieve spinal fusion of the thoracic vertebrae.
Taking a Non-traditional Approach
Thoracic fusions are performed mainly done posteriorly. This normally results in an approach through the thoracotomy and lateral that requires a thoracic surgeon assisting in the surgery for the thoracotomy.
This procedure is a minimally invasive procedure in a prone position, without the need to change positions, through the pleural space to the interbody with a single surgeon
A biocompatible polymer implant, along with bone graft material, is then positioned into the empty space left by the removed disc. This implant material maintains proper spacing of the vertebrae while the fusion takes place. Typically, a posterior fixation with pedicle or facet screws also accompanies this procedure.
Once the adjacent vertebrae are joined together by a solid “bridge” of new bone mass, the fusion process is complete.
The MIS-DTIF procedure alleviates back pain by reestablishing correct disc height and stopping movement.
Every back pain patient’s medical needs are unique. The full scope of compelling benefits offered by the MIS-DTIF procedure is available to patients considering thoracic fusion procedure.
Most notable of these include: