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Your Reliable Choice for Lumbar TLIF Spine Surgery in New Jersey

Degenerative Disc Disease is one of the spinal conditions treated by Lumbar TLIF spine surgery. Having a success rate of 95% to 98%, Uprite Medical is dedicated to helping you reclaim a pain-free lifestyle.

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 TLIF Surgical Procedure

Over the years, Uprite Medical has successfully performed a range of spine surgeries, specializing particularly in Lumbar TLIF 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 TLIF surgery involves making a small incision in the lower back to access the spine. The surgeon removes the damaged disc, inserts a bone graft or spacer between the vertebrae, and may use screws or rods to stabilize the spine.

This procedure facilitates the healing and fusion of the spinal bones, relieving pain and improving stability.

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 TLIF

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 Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery.

Use Back Brace

device care spinal cord model

While not mandatory for all patients, the surgeon may suggest wearing a brace for six weeks post-surgery, except when lying down. This provides support to the hardware (such as implants, screws, and rods) for optimal healing.

Avoid High-Impact Activities


 It’s important to refrain from engaging in high-impact activities, heavy lifting, and repetitive tasks that involve bending, lifting, or twisting the lower back for at least six weeks following surgery.

Regular Walks

Incorporate regular walks into your routine to promote blood circulation and lower the risk of blood clots during your recovery period.

Pay Attention to Your Nutrition

balanced diet

Ensure adequate intake of protein and essential vitamins and maintain a healthy diet rich in nutrients to support healing and recovery

Conditions That Can Be Treated by Lumbar TLIF 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

Is TLIF considered major surgery?

TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion) is considered a major surgery because it involves accessing the spine and performing procedures to stabilize the lumbar region.

The main difference between PLIF (Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) and TLIF is the approach. PLIF is done from the back, while TLIF is done from the side, which may allow for better access to the disc space and nerve roots.

Lumbar TLIF is generally effective in relieving pain and stabilizing the spine. Success rates vary but are typically high, with many patients experiencing significant improvement in symptoms.

What is the recovery time for TLIF? ​

Recovery time for TLIF surgery varies from person to person but generally ranges from 4-6 weeks to several months.

Complications of Lumbar TLIF surgery can include infection, blood clots, nerve injury, and issues related to anesthesia. Additionally, there is a risk of non-union (the bones not fusing properly) or hardware failure. However, these complications are relatively rare and can be minimized with proper surgical technique and post-operative care.

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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