Dr. Juris Shibayama performs 1st outpatient spine fusion in Middle Tennessee: 4 things to know

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Juris Shibayama, MD, performed Middle Tennessee's first minimally invasive outpatient transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.

Here are four things to know:

1. Dr. Shibayama specializes in minimally invasive surgery. For the past eight years, he worked to be able to perform an outpatient spinal fusion.

2. He performed the fusion procedure through two incisions approximately 1.5 inches long. The patient was back to work six weeks after surgery.

3. Dr. Shibayama is a member of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, the largest orthopedic group in Nashville and Middle, Tenn.

4. He studied minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center.

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