Outpatient Spinal Fusion Study

Considering Spinal Fusion Surgery?

Who your surgeon is and where your surgery is performed matters.

We reviewed our out-patient experience, at our privately-owned surgical center, performing a one and two level Transforaminal Interbody Fusion (TLIF) over a seven year period of time.



This retrospective study analyzed the results of 50 consecutive patients


Length of Stay

We found an average length of stay of 17.37 hours at the facility. Time to ambulation was an incredible 3.75 hours with only three patients requiring an overnight stay at a local rehab center.  


Success Rate

The Board Certified Surgeons at the NJ Spine Institute were able to accomplish a fusion success rate of 100% for a single level and 92% for the two-level cases.



Complications including wound, cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), CSF Leak, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary emboli (PE) were zero.


Narcotic Use

Post-operative narcotic use was minimal and short-lived.



We believe these results demonstrate an effective, reproducible, safe and cost effective alternative to an in-patient lumbar spinal fusion. To learn more, contact us today.

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