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How long is the typical incision for a laminectomy?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 2-5 inches

Longer if your thick.

In brief: 2-5 inches

Longer if your thick.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Depends on your size

This depends on your size and on the number of levels involved in the surgery as well as whether the surgery will be done by minimally invasive techniques.
The bigger a person you are, in general, in terms of weight , the bigger the incision. The more spnal levels involved, the bigger the incision.

In brief: Depends on your size

This depends on your size and on the number of levels involved in the surgery as well as whether the surgery will be done by minimally invasive techniques.
The bigger a person you are, in general, in terms of weight , the bigger the incision. The more spnal levels involved, the bigger the incision.
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