Vertiflex Procedure

Vertiflex Procedure by Dr. Vivek Loomba


The Vertiflex Procedure is a type of treatment for spinal stenosis and other degenerative spine conditions. It is performed through a small incision in the back and does not require any fusion or artificial disc replacement. It provides relief to nerves of leg and back pain by accompanying the conditions

The Vertiflex Procedure has been shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials, with over 90% of patients achieving significant pain relief. It has also been shown to improve the quality of life and functionality in patients by providing improvement in standing and walking abilities. The Vertiflex Procedure can be an effective alternative to traditional spine surgery for patients who are not good candidates for surgery or who have a history of failed previous spine surgeries.

If you’re one of the million people who suffer from chronic back pain, you know how debilitating and frustrating it can be. You’ve probably tried a variety of treatments, from medications to physical therapy, with little to no relief. But there is hope. The Vertiflex Procedure is a new treatment option that has proven to be highly effective in eliminating chronic back pain in patients.

Who is a good candidate for Vertiflex Procedure

A patient suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis is a good candidate for a Vertiflex procedure. However, any patient with a spinal condition can receive this treatment. Also, someone who is not a good candidate for surgery or suffering from major spinal surgery like a laminectomy can consider benefitting from the Vertiflex procedure. The physician may examine a patient’s condition and determine who can benefit from this procedure. The possible conditions that can make someone a good candidate for this procedure are –

How is the procedure performed?

The Vertiflex Procedure is an outpatient procedure that can provide significant relief from back and leg pain. The procedure is performed using a small, flexible device called the Vertiflex Superion Interspinous Spacer. The procedure steps that are followed are –

  1. The patient lies face down on the table.
  2. The patient numbs the injection site with a local anesthetic.
  3. A small-inch incision is made to accommodate the insertion of a small tube.
  4. Guided by a real-time x-ray, a tube is used to push the tissue.
  5. Vertiflex implant is inserted between the vertebrae.
  6. The implants are adjusted to spread the vertebrae apart relieving the pressure between nerves.
  7. An implant is secured.
  8. The incision is closed.

The procedure takes only half hour to perform. A patient can leave for home the same day after being under observation for some period of time. 

Benefits of Vertiflex Procedure

The Vertiflex Procedure has been shown to be an effective treatment for pain associated with –

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Minimal blood loss
  • No risk of infection
  • No destabilized spine
  • There is a high success rate
  • No hospital stay is required
  • No anesthesia is required

Vertiflex complications and risks are rare but some lumbar devices or implants are made of titanium or a titanium alloy so some people can experience reactions to metal.

Risks and Side Effects of the Vertiflex Procedure

The Vertiflex Procedure is a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure that can provide relief from back and leg pain. Although the Vertiflex Procedure is considered safe and effective, there are potential risks and side effects associated with any medical procedure. These include –

  • Bleeding or blood clots
  • Nerve damage
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Allergic reactions to anesthesia or other medications used during the procedure

As with any medical procedure, it is important to discuss all potential risks and side effects with your doctor before deciding if the Vertiflex Procedure is right for you.


The Vertiflex Procedure is an innovative approach to pain management that offers long-term pain relief and improved quality of life. If you are struggling with chronic lower back or leg pain, this procedure can be beneficial to reduce your symptoms without the need for surgery. With its cutting-edge technology and proven track record, the Vertiflex Procedure can revolutionize your pain management treatment by helping you to get back to living a healthy lifestyle.