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What is laminectomy?

Overview: Laminectomy is a surgical procedure done to create space by removing the lamina – which is basically the back part of a vertebra that covers your spinal canal. Also known as decompression surgery, laminectomy enlarges your spinal canal to help relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.

Pressure from a laminectomy is most commonly caused by bony overgrowths within the spinal canal, which may occur in people who have arthritis in their spines.

Laminectomy is generally conducted only when more conservative treatments such as medication, physical therapy or injections have failed to relieve your symptoms. Laminectomy may also be recommended if your symptoms are severe or worsening dramatically.

Your doctor may recommend a laminectomy if:

  • Conservative treatment failed to improve your symptoms
  • You experience muscle weakness or numbness that makes standing or walking tough
  • You experience loss of bowel or bladder control

At times, a laminectomy may be necessary as part of surgery to treat a herniated spinal disk. Your spinal surgeon may need to remove part of the lamina to gain access to the damaged disk.

Top Doctors for Laminectomy

Dr. K Kartik Revanappa

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MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, MCh - Neuro Surgery

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Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road
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neurology doctor

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery

17 Yrs of Experience

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Top Hospitals for Laminectomy

Apollo Hospitals, Sheshadripuram in bangalore
Apollo Hospitals, Sheshadripuram

No 1, 17 & 18 Platform Rd, Sheshadripuram, Near Swathi Hotel, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560020

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Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road in bangalore
Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road

154/11, Opp IIM, Bannerghatta Road Bangalore - 560076 (India)

7 Doctors

Multi Speciality

269 Beds

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