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What is spinal decompression and spine fusion surgery?

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Dr. Robert Replogle
Neurosurgery

In brief: Different surgeries

Spinal decompression surgery is performed nerve root impingement-usually from bone or ligaments in the spinal canal or where the nerve roots exit-the neuroforamena.
Generally called a laminectomy, it involves removing bone and ligament from the spine. A spinal fusion locks together two or more segments of the spine, usually with screws and rods. Bone is added as well to allow the bones to knit.

In brief: Different surgeries

Spinal decompression surgery is performed nerve root impingement-usually from bone or ligaments in the spinal canal or where the nerve roots exit-the neuroforamena.
Generally called a laminectomy, it involves removing bone and ligament from the spine. A spinal fusion locks together two or more segments of the spine, usually with screws and rods. Bone is added as well to allow the bones to knit.
Dr. Robert Replogle
Dr. Robert Replogle
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Dr. Kevin Hiler
Surgery

In brief: Pressure relief

Surgery is for nerve compression and spinal instability.
Consult a reputable spine surgeon.

In brief: Pressure relief

Surgery is for nerve compression and spinal instability.
Consult a reputable spine surgeon.
Dr. Kevin Hiler
Dr. Kevin Hiler
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice

In brief: Consult your surgeon

Consult your surgeon. Wishing you the best.

In brief: Consult your surgeon

Consult your surgeon. Wishing you the best.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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