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OptiLIF Procedure

The OptiLIF procedure offers enduring pain relief using the smallest surgical exposure available for interbody fusion. This minimally invasive approach allows your surgeon to avoid the major nerves and arteries that surround your spine, reducing your risk compared to other surgical approaches.


Dan C. • Baltimore, MD

“Without this surgery, no, I don’t think I would have tried to do a Century bike ride (100 miles).”

Learn how Dan completed his first 100-mile bike ride after having surgery on his lumbar spine. Dan is an anesthesiologist who thought he could never bike far because of his back and leg pain. After an OptiLIF® Expandable Interbody Fusion System procedure, he was back to work within a month and completed his first 100-miler 5 months later.


Al C. • Boston, MA

“I feel fantastic! I haven’t felt this good in 8 years!”

Meet Al, a mechanic who owned his body shop business. Al was forced to sell his business because he could hardly walk due to back pain. After surgery with the OptiLIF® Expandable Interbody Fusion System, Al started rebuilding houses. In fact, his brother’s house was destroyed in a fire shortly after Al’s surgery. Now Al and his brothers have almost finished rebuilding the home.


Jason P. • San Francisco, CA

“I’m happy. I’m glad I had the surgery. The pain down the left side is gone!”

Jason’s granddaughter called him, Grumpa because his back pain impacted his mood so frequently. He’d had a previous back surgery. Then one day at work, he turned the wrong way, and suddenly the pain started all over again. After a  procedure with the OptiMesh Expandable Interbody Fusion System, Jason is back to being Grandpa, taking his long hikes up and down the large, scenic hills of his neighborhood, and hitting the pool for a few laps.


This information is not intended to replace your doctor’s advice. Individual results may vary.


Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion - Duo Procedure

The Duo Expandable Interbody Fusion System allows placement into the disc space through one of the smallest surgical exposures available for lateral interbody fusion. Its minimally invasive approach allows surgeons to decrease stress on surrounding nerves and muscle which may reduce or eliminate the pain and discomfort following a lateral interbody fusion surgery.


Liz B. • San Francisco, CA

"Now I know I can. It’s amazing!”

Liz loves to be active. She writes, travels, hikes, and even plays tennis. But after a couple of earlier back surgeries, her pain came back and prevented her from doing anything besides laying in bed and watching TV. Then she had a Duo Expandable Interbody Fusion procedure, and now she’s ready to play with her grandkids, hike with her dogs and has several trips planned around the world!

This information is not intended to replace your doctor’s advice. Individual results may vary.