The minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy/discectomy is a decompression surgery used to treat a number of the most common spine conditions.
Unlike traditional open surgery, the minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy/discectomy allows our skilled surgeons to complete the entire procedure through a small incision, avoiding the additional trauma associated with larger incisions.
Our minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy/discectomy allows you to get back to your life within days, rather than struggling through a long and arduous recovery. Other benefits include:
- Shorter overall recovery
- Shorter or no hospital stay
- Small incision
- Reduced risk of infection and complication
- Minimal scarring or muscle damage
What is our minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy/discectomy?
Our minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy/discectomy is a decompression procedure performed through a small incision in the patient’s back. Using a number of tubes, the surgeon will dilate the surgical area, careful to avoid excessive cutting or tearing of the surrounding muscles and tissue.
Once the surgeon has reached the area of the compression, he will remove a portion of the lamina, allowing him to locate and remove any materials that may be compressing the spinal cord or nerve roots.
At this point, our skilled surgeons are able to extract the damaged disc, inserting a spacer or artificial bone material into the disc space, heightening the area and preventing further compression.
Common spine conditions treated by our minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy/discectomy?
Some of the most common spinal conditions are caused by one simple thing: aging. As we grow, and age, our spines and the elements that are comprised therein begin to degenerate, causing a number of conditions that can result in chronic and severe pain and symptoms.
The minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy/discectomy is able to treat a variety of these types of conditions including:
If you are suffering from these or similar conditions, you may be able to find relief through our minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy/discectomy.
Common symptoms relieved by our minimally invasive posterior cervical spinal fusion?
Though common, the conditions above can cause pain and symptoms that can dramatically alter the quality of life that you enjoy. Though these conditions may impact each patient differently, some of the most commonly treated symptoms by the minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy/discectomy include:
- Numbness in legs or feet
- Radiating pain
- Localized pain
- Loss of control or motion
- Inability to move without pain
Dr. Bryce Benbow has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.