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Wednesday, May 2

7:00 am - 9:00 am

304 Advanced Lateral Transpsoas MIS Techniques: Expanding LLIF Indications

AANS Member Fee: $100
Non-member Fee: $100
Member Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Adam S. Kanter, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): Dean Chou, MD, FAANS; John E. O'Toole, MD, FAANS

This Breakfast Seminar elaborates on the advanced indications and applications of the lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) procedure and includes pearls and complication-avoidance techniques through case-based presentations.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the advanced indications for LLIF, including preoperative considerations that enable safe lateral access in the thoracic and lumbar spine.
  • Discuss surgical technique when LLIF is employed in advanced corpectomy and deformity procedures.
  • Explain how complications arise during advanced LLIF procedures, how to avoid them and how to manage them when they do occur.