Spinal surgery can be approached in various different ways, depending on the needs, goals and the anatomy of each patient. Spinal fusion, for example, can be performed from different angles, each with their own set of risks and benefits. In this article, I talk about ALIF, or anterior lumbar interbody fusion. It’s a method that I’ve used when we’ve decided that going in from the anterior, or front, of your body, is the best way to perform a surgery. Read on as I discuss who might be a good candidate for this kind of surgery. It might just be you.