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What tests are necessary before the XLIF/DLIF/lateral fusion surgery?

Your doctor will tell you what kind of tests will be necessary before this intervention.

In order to understand if you are a suitable candidate for XLIF, your doctor will need you to have some exams. Based on their result and your examination, the specialist will decide if this intervention is the right solution for you.

Some of the tests you need to go through prior to the surgery are x-rays, blood tests, an electrocardiogram. These tests will be performed several days prior to the surgery.

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