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Who does foraminotomy?

Spine surgeon: An experienced spine surgeon, either neuro or ortho with specific spine training and expertise. ...Read more

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What is a foraminotomy?

What is a foraminotomy?

A foraminotomy : Is a medical procedure used to relieve pressure on nerves that are being compressed by the intervertebral foramina, the passages through the bones of the vertebrae of the spine that pass nerve bundles to the body from the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Infraorbital nerve. Is the foraminotomy possible at that place in order to release compressed v2 nerve ?

Infraorbital nerve. Is the foraminotomy possible at that place in order to release compressed  v2 nerve ?

Infraorbital nerve : This nerve is decompressed during orbito zygomatic procedures...I guess if you were having pain in that area that it could be done. Make sure your condition isn't from trigeminal neuralgia from vascular compression of the 5th cranial nerve at the brain stem not orbit. Seek consultation from a neurologist or vascular neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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I just found out I need Foraminotomy surgery, I do not have health insurance though so I am curious of what the cost would be? any kind of estimate

I just found out I need Foraminotomy surgery, I do not have health insurance though so I am curious of what the cost would be? any kind of estimate

Spine surgery: Most states have a pool of money for health care for people who work and have no insurance. It is called vocational rehabilitation. Check with your surgeon to see if the practice accepts this type of insurance. ...Read more

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What to expect after lumbar foraminotomy surgery, early 80's, good shape, active, nonsmoker?

What to expect after lumbar foraminotomy surgery, early 80's, good shape, active, nonsmoker?

Good results: Treatment for back problems has changed a lot in recent years. Many of the new methods are designed to relieve pain and improve function without having to have some of the major surgeries of the past required. ...Read more

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Cervical foraminotomy vs acdf. Which is preferred in c5~6 hnp w rad. In 28yr old pt? Is minimally invasive technique always good?

Herniated disc: A herniated cervical disc can be treated with surgery if all the nonoperative options have been exhausted or if there is a significant weakness associated with the herniated disc. The approach can be from the back (foraminotomy) or the front (acdf) of the neck. An emerging option is an artificial disc and particularly at your age, this may be an excellent option. See your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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L4-l5 microlumb disectomy n foraminotomy perform on me on 10/08mri showd l4-l5 central n right paracentral large disc herni.Causin comp. Right L5 root?

L4-l5 microlumb disectomy n foraminotomy perform on me on 10/08mri showd l4-l5 central n right paracentral large disc herni.Causin comp. Right L5 root?

See a spine surgeon: You likely have a recurring herniated disc. If you are having right leg pain, then go see your spine surgeon for re-evaluation, and to re-start conservative management. These will include nsaids if not medically contraindicated, pt, home exercises, epidural injections. Repeat discectomy should only be considered if you fail these treatments described above. ...Read more

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What is the best neck exercise for post op posterior cervical foraminotomy? (I also had an anterior ACF - C4-5 & 5-6 - 4 mos out for severe stenosis).

What is the best neck exercise for post op posterior cervical foraminotomy? (I also had an anterior ACF - C4-5 & 5-6 - 4 mos out for severe stenosis).

Ask your Surgeon: With your underlying spinal issues and previous surgery, it is important to ask your Neuro-surgeon/Surgeon what exercises are best for you, as each pt is different and your specific case may warrant a different recommendation regarding the exercises you should be doing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a laminectomy with a foraminotomy. At the same time a lipoma of the terminals extending fromL2-S2 was disected. The post MRI states states the?

I  had a laminectomy with a foraminotomy. At the same time a lipoma of the terminals extending fromL2-S2 was disected.  The post MRI states states the?

What's question?: You didn't really finish any question....looks like you were copying something from an MRI report. If you'd like to address the question to us as a group then, please restate and resubmit....or if you'd like a neurologist's opinion you may drop me a line directly at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I've been told that i need a dorsal foraminotomy or a 'foramino facetectomy' (c5/c6 & c6/c7). I can't find much literature on the 2nd procedure &, as i'm working abroad, it's difficult to find info.

I've been told that i need a dorsal foraminotomy or a 'foramino facetectomy' (c5/c6 & c6/c7). I can't find much literature on the 2nd procedure &, as i'm working abroad, it's difficult to find info.

Get Doc to explain: Before you can honestly consent to anything, you need to understand it. The person offering the procedure is obligated to tell you clearly the 'what ; why' as well as the 'how' of the procedure. They also need to explain risks with or without the intervention and any alternatives. If you don't get this satisfaction, be sure to seek a 2nd opinion before consenting to anything. ...Read more

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