Neo TrueNorth Hospitals
Neo TrueNorth

Understanding Laminectomy/Discectomy:

Laminectomy and discectomy are surgical procedures aimed at relieving pressure on the spinal nerves caused by herniated discs or bone spurs in the spine. These conditions can result in debilitating pain and discomfort, affecting mobility and quality of life.

Types of Procedures:

At Neo TrueNorth, we offer specialized treatments for spinal conditions, including:

  • Laminectomy: This procedure involves removing part of the vertebral bone called the lamina to create space for the compressed nerves.
  • Discectomy: Discectomy involves removing a portion of the herniated disc that is pressing on the spinal nerves, relieving pain and restoring function.

Indications for Surgery:

Laminectomy and discectomy may be recommended for patients experiencing:

  • Persistent pain and discomfort due to herniated discs or spinal stenosis.
  • Nerve compression leading to weakness, numbness, or tingling in the extremities.
  • Lack of improvement with conservative treatments such as medication and physical therapy.

The Surgical Procedure:

Our experienced surgical team performs laminectomy and discectomy procedures with precision and care:

  • Preoperative Evaluation: Comprehensive assessment, including imaging studies and physical examination, to determine the extent of the spinal condition.
  • Anesthesia: Administration of appropriate anesthesia to ensure patient comfort during the procedure.
  • Incision and Removal: Surgical incision followed by meticulous removal of the lamina or herniated disc material to decompress the spinal nerves.
  • Closure: Closure of the incision with sutures or staples and application of a sterile dressing to promote healing.

Postoperative Care:

Following surgery, patients receive personalized care and support to aid in their recovery:

  • Monitoring: Close monitoring in the recovery room and hospitalization as needed to ensure a smooth recovery process.
  • Pain Management: Administration of pain medications to alleviate postoperative discomfort and promote comfort.
  • Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation program tailored to each patient’s needs to regain strength, mobility, and function.
  • Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments to monitor progress, address any concerns, and optimize long-term outcomes.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Laminectomy/Discectomy:

  • Specialized Expertise: Our board-certified surgeons specialize in spinal procedures, ensuring expert care and optimal surgical outcomes.
  • Advanced Technology: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical facilities and diagnostic tools to deliver safe and effective treatments.
  • Compassionate Care: We prioritize patient comfort and well-being, providing personalized care plans and comprehensive support throughout the treatment journey.

At Neo TrueNorth, we are committed to helping you regain mobility, alleviate pain, and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our laminectomy and discectomy services.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Neel Patel

Consultant Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Surgeon

Dr Deepak A

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Nagendra Prasad K

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Shashidhar V

Orthopedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Surgeon