Lumbar fusion surgery has become a mainstay in the treatment of disorders of the spine including, disc problems, arthritsis, scoliosis, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, fractures, tumors and infections. Lumbar spinal fusion surgery is more involved than microsurgery. Although there are many ways to do a fusion on the lumbar spine, our surgeons currently prefer a posterior lumbar interbody fusion. This is generally a longer procedure associated with a short hospital stay. This operation is very effective in treating back pain and sciatica. Patients are able to walk around just after surgery, but it does take time to heal. Our surgeons will explain your options.