Severe hip pain that travels down my leg and into my feet. I had a hemilaminectomy in my L5 S1 15 years ago and my scar is burning...

See your doctor. Given the past surgery, seeing your doctor is strongly suggested to determine if additional evaluation needs to be performed. You may need imaging studies to evaluate the area, depending on any findings on physical exam.

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I had a hemilaminectomy, discectomy, partial facetctomy, foraminotomy, l5--s1 1 having numbness in foot and pain in buttocks. Dr recommends spinal fusion another dr recommends spinal lamina. I'm confused.

See Neurologist. A medical neurologist can help with accuracy in diagnosis, and is not a surgeon, so he can render a non-biased opinion on the best treatment. He may also refer you for an academic or university neurosurgical referral. He may advise non-surgical options, such as prolotherapy or interventional pain management, if felt appropriate. Read more...
Spinal lamina. Not familiar with that procedure did you men lamioplasty or laminectomy? Youve already had half a laminectomy did the decompression help at all? Or worse? Any diagnostic injections done when considering additional surgery after one atempt it always helpful to pause and review diagnostic conclusions and upon what data were those conclusions drawn , response to initial procedure is an important. Read more...
No fusion. If back pain minimal and MRI demonstrates nerve residual root compression, i would recommend minimally invasive laminoforaminotomy. Fusion is for back or axial pain. Read more...

Is there a way to tell from symptoms if a micro discectomy for L5 s1 will eliminate pain in the calf/hip/foot while walking/sitting?

Maybe. If the MRI shows the L5 - s1 disc pushing on the exiting nerve root on the same side as the pain, then you have a reasonable chance of getting improvement in those symptoms. Good luck. Read more...
Yes from the MRI. If there is an l5-s1 disc herniation on MRI and the nerve compressed correlates with the pain distribution, the odds of success are high. If the disc is constrained by the ligament, sitting will be predictably helped. If the disc is extruded, walking will predictably be helped. These are general predictions and an extruded disc can help sitting and a bulging disc can help walking. Read more...

I'm having symptoms of burning, stabbing pain, electric shocks, extreme sensitivity/pain in toes, top&side of foot/ankle lt foot after l5/s1 fusion.

Depends. If these symptoms were there prior or even after your back surgery, you should see your back surgeon and consult. These are obvious nerve symptoms and despite your back symptoms may be resolved, more distal symptoms may persist. If these symptoms are new, they may be local (tarsal tunnel syndrome-look it up) or yet originate from your back. Read more...
Fusion. These are definite nerve compression symptoms. See your surgeon for assistance. Read more...