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What is a hemilaminotomy diskectomy (l4-l5) operation? Is it dangerous?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

A l4-5 hemilinotomy is the partial removal of the laminar on either the right or left side of the vertebra.
All surgeries have potential complications, but in the hands of a spinal surgeon, the chance of problems are decreased. Would recommend that you seek the care of a board certified orthopedic or neurosurgeon spinal surgeon.

In brief: Yes

A l4-5 hemilinotomy is the partial removal of the laminar on either the right or left side of the vertebra.
All surgeries have potential complications, but in the hands of a spinal surgeon, the chance of problems are decreased. Would recommend that you seek the care of a board certified orthopedic or neurosurgeon spinal surgeon.
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