What is a Minimally Invasive Laminectomy / Discectomy?
Minimally invasive spine surgery was developed to treat spine problems with less injury to the muscles and other normal structures in the spine. Other advantages include smaller incisions, less bleeding, and shorter stays in the hospital.
Laminectomy/Discectomy is an ambulatory surgery meaning you will leave the hospital the same day as the surgery.
This procedure is necessary when a herniated disc or bone spurs in the lower back pinch a nerve, thereby causing severe leg pain, numbness, or weakness. To surgically relieve these symptoms, the disc or bone spurs are removed. This procedure is called a “Discectomy” for the disc removal, or “Laminectomy” for the bone removal.