Laminectomy is surgery to remove the lamina (two small bones that make up a vertebr) or bone spurs in the back. The procedure can take pressure off the spinal nerves or spinal column. Laminectomy opens up the spinal canal so that the nerves have more room. It is usually done along with a diskectomy, foraminotomy, and spinal fusion.
Other names for this surgery are:
- Lumbar decompression
- Decompressive laminectomy
Virtua's Spine Program
Virtua's Spine Program offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options for neck and back conditions. This includes everything from minimally invasive surgery to physical rehabilitation.
Virtua's Spine Program was the first program to be accredited in the Northeast, and only the second to achieve this prestigious recognition nationwide. This award-winning Spine Program is is led by a dedicated spine panel comprised of Virtua surgeons who set standards, monitor quality and provide excellent outcomes for patients. Virtua has the only spine program in the region that has earned the prestigious Joint Commission.
Virtua surgeons perform more than 1,000 spine procedures each year. Virtua also emphasizes education for patients and families about rehabilitation and recovery.
Virtua offers advanced care for acute and chronic spine diseases, disorders and injuries, including:
- Conventional and minimally invasive surgery
- Pain management
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Education and prevention
- Early detection
- Non-surgical symptom management
For more information, call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).