3 doctors weighed in:
What is a foraminotomy?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Thank
Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery
In brief: Pinched nerve
A foramenotomy specifically decompresses a specific nerve root travelling from inside the spine to outside the spine.
Often times a minimally invasive, easy to recover from procedure, targeting is the priority.

In brief: Pinched nerve
A foramenotomy specifically decompresses a specific nerve root travelling from inside the spine to outside the spine.
Often times a minimally invasive, easy to recover from procedure, targeting is the priority.
Dr. Robert Masson
Dr. Robert Masson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors