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Can you tell me about hemilaminotomy diskectomy (l4-l5) operation?

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Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
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In brief: Back surgery

A hemilaminotomy involves excision of a portion of the vertebral lamina - think of it as removing 1/2 of your roof - thereby giving you spinal nerves more room. The discectomy involves removing all or a portion of the disk.
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In brief: Back surgery

A hemilaminotomy involves excision of a portion of the vertebral lamina - think of it as removing 1/2 of your roof - thereby giving you spinal nerves more room. The discectomy involves removing all or a portion of the disk.
Hope this helps.
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