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Your Trusted Partner for Lumbar Decompression and Fusion Spine Surgery in New Jersey

After the age of 40, degenerative disc disease becomes a common spinal problem among adults – and it is just one of the prevalent conditions treated by Lumbar Decompression and Fusion.

Uprite Medical has a success rate of 95% to 98% for this procedure, with our specialized treatment options, we’re committed to ensuring your journey towards a pain-free life.

Tailored Spine Solutions, Flexible Insurance Options

Our commitment is to your spine health, independent of insurance or medicare influence. We team up with insurance providers, making top-grade spine care both accessible and personal.

Uprite Medical’s Expertise in Lumbar Decompression and Fusion Surgical Procedure

Over the years, Uprite Medical has successfully performed a range of spine surgeries, specializing particularly in Lumbar Decompression and Fusion procedures.

Under the care of Dr. Tawfik as your spine surgeon specialist, you can entrust your spine health to a doctor with a proven track record of excellence, innovation, and patient-centered care.


Focus on non-invasive treatments

Elite Training

Honed skills at the renowned Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Global Recognition

Published research used by neurosurgeons worldwide

Holistic Care

Expertise in a wide range of spinal conditions

How It’s Done

Lumbar Decompression and Fusion is done by accessing the spine through an incision in the lower back. The procedure involves removing portions of bone, tissue, or discs that are compressing the spinal nerves or causing instability.

Fusion is then performed, where bone grafts or implants are inserted to promote the joint of adjacent vertebrae, stabilizing the spine and relieving pressure on the nerves.

Years of Experience

15+ Years

Success Rate

95% - 98%

based off 2023 cases that have good satisfaction ratings

Recovery Time

4 Weeks to
6 Weeks

Choose Uprite Medical for Your Specialized Spine Care

Uprite sets the bar with Dr. Tawfik’s neurosurgical skills, offering precise spine treatments. In addition, our concierge approach provides tailored care, emphasizing patient comfort and individual attention.

Donald BlanksPatient
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Dr. Tamir Tawfik is the reason my son is alive and well and on his way back to a full recovery. You see my son Logan suffered a severe spinal injury during a high school football game this year and by many accounts should be paralyzed from the neck down, but due to the swift expert actions of Dr. Tawfik my son is a walking miracle.

My family will forever be thankful for his professional and caring approach.
Annette B.Patient
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Dr. Tamir Tawfik is an excellent physician. I can't say enough good things about my husbands experience with the surgery Dr. Tawfik did. Not only did he do an excellent job on my husbands surgery, but he is compassionate, caring and really takes the time explaining to our family what he was doing and what to expect.

My husband and my entire family would agree he is an excellent neurosurgeon, and would highly recommend him.
Richard GreinePatient
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Right from the start Dr. Tawfik had my best interests out front. His minimally invasive approach was both welcome and effective. The day of the surgery I had improvements I never expected so fast.

Yasmine was just great with getting everything set up so I had little to no per-surgery stress. I can't recommend them strongly enough.

Post-Op Recovery Guide After
Lumbar Decompression and Fusion

Every patient’s recovery journey is unique but you also have to be proactive with your post-op activities in order to facilitate a swift recovery after your Cervical ACDF surgery.

Physical Restriction

Avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and bending for several weeks after surgery.

Remain Active


Incorporate walking into your daily activities to promote blood circulation and help speed up your recovery.

Get Lots of Rest

yoga and meditation

Always listen to your body and rest when you feel too tired. Adequate rest is essential for the healing process.

Physical Therapy

follow up appointments

Your healthcare provider may recommend physical therapy to help improve strength and flexibility in your back muscles.

Conditions That Can Be Treated by
Lumbar Decompression and Fusion Surgery


A herniated disc happens when the soft, gel-like center of a spinal disc pushes through a tear in the tough outer layer. This can irritate nearby nerves and lead to symptoms like pain, numbness, or weakness in the area supplied by the affected nerve.


Spinal stenosis is a condition where the spaces within the spine narrow, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can cause pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling in the arms, legs, or back, and may worsen with activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recovery time for lumbar decompression and fusion surgery? ​

Recovery time varies but may range from 4-6 weeks to several months. Full recovery can take up to a year.

What are the post-surgery risks? ​

Post-surgery risks include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, blood clots, spinal fluid leaks, and hardware failure. Patients should follow the surgeon’s instructions closely to minimize risks and watch for any complications.

How serious is spinal decompression surgery? ​

Spinal decompression is considered a serious procedure due to its invasive nature and potential risks.

Can you live a normal life after lumbar fusion? ​

Yes, many individuals can live a relatively normal life after lumbar fusion surgery. While recovery time and activity levels may vary, patients often experience improved mobility, reduced pain, and enhanced quality of life following successful surgery and rehabilitation.

Take Charge of Your Spine Health

Cervical Disk Herniation

A condition where a nerve or the spinal cord itself becomes compressed by a fragment of the intervertebral disc. Patients report pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness.

Cervical Stenosis

A condition where the passageways for nerves in the neck become narrow over time. Patients develop pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, and loss of function.

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