Learn the latest in the evolution of minimally invasive spine surgery

Thursday, June 11th, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT

Procedures and instrumentation to treat spine pathologies have evolved over decades to improve patient outcomes. The oblique lumbar interbody fusion – or OLIF — technique, combined with Camber Spine’s implants and instrumentation, specifically designed for this approach, uses a minimally invasive approach to create a lumbar spinal corridor anterior to the psoas muscle (oblique lateral) to achieve an optimal coronal and saggital lumbar interbody fusion as well as a maximized indirect decompression of the posterior neural elements.

OLIF can reduce hospital costs, operative time and disposables costs due to the ability to perform both the anterior and posterior operations in one session.

After sufficient training, a spine surgeon can perform an OLIF without the help of an access surgeon, as is common in ALIF procedures.

A reduction in OR time and time under anesthesia is beneficial to patients, especially those with co-morbidities or higher risk factors. Fewer surgical sessions and less invasiveness help to reduce overall length of stay, as well.

Join us for a webinar on using the OLIF approach to reconstruct the anterior column and address lumbar pathology with renowned spine surgeon Dr. John I. Williams. During this webinar, Dr. Williams will discuss patient selection, pre-op planning, positioning and OLIF technique as well as surgical outcomes.

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • How the OLIF approach enables the surgeon to perform the operation with less soft tissue destruction delivering the implant with less morbidity to the patient.
  • Why patients who underwent OLIF procedure report lower VAS scores shortly after surgery and tend to return to work earlier than those undergoing more invasive approaches.
  • How implants designed specifically for the OLIF procedure solve the problem of the “orthogonal maneuver” required to rotate a lateral or anterior interbody into position.



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John I. Williams, MD

Spine Surgeon, SpineONE




John I. Williams, M.D., is a board certified and fellowship trained Orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in diseases and surgeries of the spine for SpineONE, a division of Ortho NorthEast, and has over 30 years of experience in the field of medicine. Dr. Williams is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Indiana State Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the Fort Wayne Medical Society. Dr. Williams is a member of the Clinical Faculty, Department.