Compared to other spinal fusion procedures, the OLLIF cut the surgery time and hospital stay by over half and reduced blood loss by over 87%!
San Diego, California (PRWEB) August 21, 2017
Inspired Spine's Dr. Hamid Abbasi presented two research studies at the North American Spine Society Summer Meeting held in San Diego CA on July 26-28 2017. The meeting attendees included spine surgeons from all over the world
The first research study presented was entitled, "Oblique Lateral Lumbar lnterbody Fusion (OLLIF): A Comparative Study of Perioperative and Clinical Outcomes." The OLLIF minimally invasive spinal procedure was shown to have lower complication rates and improved outcomes compared to the open equivalent procedure. The patient sample included 292 OLLIF surgeries performed to treat degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, lumbar scoliosis, listhesis and disc herniation.
Unlike other minimally invasive approaches, the OLLIF does not require direct visualization of the vertebral level being treated, a facetectomy or a laminectomy to facilitate the procedure. In this study, the OLLIF reduced surgery time and post-operative hospital stay by more than half and reduced blood loss by over 87%. Substantial statistically improved patient outcomes were delivered by the OLLIF as compared to the open procedure.
The second research study presented was a poster entitled, "Economic Performance of Oblique Lateral Lumbar lnterbody Fusion (OLLIF) with a Focus on Hospital Throughput Efficiency.” For this retrospective study, 69 OLLIF cases were compared to 55 open TLIF cases (controls). Across all of the surgeries studied, the average post-operative length of hospital stay (LOS) for OLLIF surgery patients was 41.5% shorter than the LOS for TLIF surgery patients. Converting LOS to actual inpatient operating costs of the hospital, demonstrates these LOS costs to be $6,701 for OLLIF and $11,583 for TLIF – hence, OLLIF delivers a 42% savings with respect to post-operative in-patient hospital stays vs. that which corresponds to TLIF patients.
The study concludes that the cost reductions and substantially faster recovery times associated with the OLLIF procedure make it an appealing alternative to the traditional open fusions historically available for patients and insurance providers. The reduction in the use of these key hospital resources suggests that hospitals that are constrained by operating room or hospital bed availability may be able to achieve greater throughput efficiency by increasing the overall percentage of patients receiving OLLIF surgery, in lieu of the TLIF approach.
To date, over 600 Inspired Spine OLLIF procedures have been performed to successfully treat many lumbar spine conditions. Patients travel from all over the country to receive this revolutionary procedural care, and various studies, such as those presented in San Diego, demonstrate and document the extraordinary outcomes delivered by the OLLIF approach as compared to other fusion techniques.
Inspired Spine, a Minnesota based innovative spine surgery company, offers procedures that optimize the way lumbar fusions are performed with less recovery time, blood loss and a procedure time as low as 40 minutes. Visit http://inspiredspine.com for more information on the procedures and to contact for a complimentary MRI review.