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What is a Minimally Invasive Laminectomy?
A Minimally Invasive Laminectomy (also known as a Spinal Decompression) is a procedure used to relieve the pain from a pinched nerve in the spine. This is done by removing part of the spinal vertebrae, known as the lamina, so that the spinal nerve can be decompressed and pain can be relieved.
Although laminectomies were historically performed with an open incision, at The Spine Institute of Louisiana our advanced technology and training allow most laminectomies to be performed in a minimally invasive fashion. This means a much smaller incision is used, less surgical trauma occurs and recovery time is shortened.
This procedure is often used to treat conditions including:
- Spinal Stenosis
- Bone spurs
How is a Minimally Invasive Laminectomy Performed at The Spine Institute of Louisiana?
At The Spine Institute of Louisiana, a Minimally Invasive Laminectomy is typically performed as an outpatient procedure so that you can return home the same day as your procedure.
During a Minimally Invasive Laminectomy:
- A small incision is made over the affected vertebrae
- Small instruments are used to remove the lamina
- Portions of the damaged intervertebral disc and/or arthritic bone are removed
- Sutures and adhesive strips are used to close the incision
Using our advanced minimally invasive techniques, there is very little surgical trauma and you are able to recover and return to normal activities shortly after surgery.
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- If you have been considering a Minimally Invasive Cervical Spine Fusion, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Spine Surgeons.
- We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of surgery is best for you.
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The Spine Institute of Louisiana physicians recognize that medicine is a service profession and as such believe that the health and healing of patients must come first. We feel that each and every patient should be treated in a respectful and compassionate manner as we strive to seek solutions that will improve the quality of our patients' lives. Our philosophy is to provide quality patient care using innovative and minimally invasive technologies in a manner that offers convenience, and a continuum of care that routinely sets the mark higher than the accepted standard of care for the area.
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