I have a herniated disc. The dr has recomended a laminotomy. Should I do it?

Radiculopathy. If you have a disabling radiculopathy that is affecting your overall fitness, goals and health, and conservative treatments have failed, it is a next step for people who do not want to lose there fitness, goals and spine health. A thorough evaluation necessary to know.
Depends. If the symptoms have not responded to simpler measures, are intolerable to you, include severe weakness interfering with day to day function, prevent bladder emptying (strongest reason), surgery is a good option.