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I would like some information on the decompression laminectomy?

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Dr. Ken Yonemura
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Lumbar decompression

Laminectomy is standard form of spinal decompression that is slowly being replaced by newer minimally invasive techniques.
The goal is to create more space for the nerve roots in the spinal canal and this can be accomplished through small openings known as laminotomies often from just one side through which both sides of the canal can be decompressed and reduces the potential for instibility.

In brief: Lumbar decompression

Laminectomy is standard form of spinal decompression that is slowly being replaced by newer minimally invasive techniques.
The goal is to create more space for the nerve roots in the spinal canal and this can be accomplished through small openings known as laminotomies often from just one side through which both sides of the canal can be decompressed and reduces the potential for instibility.
Dr. Ken Yonemura
Dr. Ken Yonemura
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Web sites or surgeon

There are a number of websites that have good information including understandspinesurgery and spine universe.
com. You could also see a spine surgeon and discuss it in s detail with them. A decompressive laminectomy is most commonly performed for spinal stenosis, a condition in which narrowing of the nerve canal can cause people to have pain with walking or prolonged standing.

In brief: Web sites or surgeon

There are a number of websites that have good information including understandspinesurgery and spine universe.
com. You could also see a spine surgeon and discuss it in s detail with them. A decompressive laminectomy is most commonly performed for spinal stenosis, a condition in which narrowing of the nerve canal can cause people to have pain with walking or prolonged standing.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery

In brief: Google

There are several good sites to get information online - here, webmd.
Otherwise, speak to a surgeon to get the details and have your questions answered.

In brief: Google

There are several good sites to get information online - here, webmd.
Otherwise, speak to a surgeon to get the details and have your questions answered.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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