F Dr. Vikas V. Varma Vikas Varma is a trusted and reliable orthopedic surgeon based in Manhattan, NY and Astoria, Queens. Dr. Varma attended the University of Maryland, where he received his medical degree, and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Vikas V. Varma
He's clear and thorough. I highly recommend. I am happy with this doctor as well as the front desk so courteous and very well mannered would recommend them to anyone.
Rating: 5 / 5 stars

57 West 57th Street, 15th F​l​, New York, NY 10019 212.289.0700

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Those patients with certain issues affecting the lumbar spine or lower back are great candidates for ALIF. Some of the common conditions that can be addressed using ALIF are:

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Other issues affecting the Lumbar Spine.
How Does ALIF Work?

Spinal fusion is a surgical process used to correct issues affecting the vertebrae of the spine. Many spine problems are caused by the motion of the vertebrae, often due damage, degeneration, or disease. If the issue is caused by motion, it is theorized that stopping that motion will treat the issue. Spinal fusion can be thought of as a welding process, fusing a number of vertebrae together, into one, solid, bone.