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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shon Cook
Dr. Shon Cook answered
16 years experience in Neurosurgery
Removal of lamina: -ectomy means removal. Lamina is a portion of the vertebra. Google vertebra and look at a diagram. The lamina should be labeled. It is removed to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: All surgery have risk in general and some have particular risk because the locations. Be sure to ask the doctor about that and how many complications ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
The back part: The lamina is the flat part of the bone on the back side of the spinal bone (vertebra) that helps form the channel for the sac containing the spinal c ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Less nerve pressure: The lamina is the part of the bony spine that covers the back part of the nerve and the spinal cord. A laminectomy means removing the lamina. This c ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
Old surgery: 'laminectomy defect' just means prior surgery or laminectomy seen on a imaging study (usually an mri).
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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: This could mean x-rays that were done of the spine before (pre) and after (post) a laminectomy (surgical procedures). But it could refer to anything ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Laminectomy: Decompressive laminectomy is a surgical procedure in which bone of the spine is removed in order to make more space for nerves which are being compres ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Bone arch removed: The arch of bone the lamina behind the sac of fluld that contain your nerves is removed to enlarge the spinal canal to relieve pressue and canal narro ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience in Neurosurgery
Many factors: Depends on how many levels performed, as well as age and general health of patient. On average i would say 3-6 months depending on where you fall into ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Laminectomy: A laminectomy is performed to reduce pain or nerve symptoms from neural structures that are being squeezed in a tight space. Ie the spinal canal. If y ... Read More

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