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

Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MIS – TLIF)

Those patients with certain issues affecting the lumbar spine or lower back are great candidates for TLIF. Some of the common conditions that can be addressed using TLIF are:
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Nerve Compression Causing Lower Back Pain
  • Other issues affecting the Lumbar Spine.
How Does MIS TLIF Work?
Spinal fusion surgery is a process which involves the fusion of 2 or more vertebrae, in the event the disc in between is experiencing some type of damage, degeneration, or disease. When this occurs, the disc must be removed, and a spacer device must be put in its place in order for the two vertebrae to fuse together, and alleviate any pain, discomfort or degeneration.