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Laminectomy is surgery that is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves by enlarging and creating space in your spinal canal. During a laminectomy, a surgeon will remove part or all of the vertebral bone. The pressure is most commonly caused by overgrowths in the spinal canal often referred to as “bone spurs.” Bone spurs often appear in people who have arthritis and are a normal side effect of the aging process in many people. Additional reasons for a laminectomy include:
Laminectomy is generally used only when symptoms interfere with daily life and non-surgical treatments such as medication or physical therapy, have not worked to relieve pain.
If you think you are a candidate for robotic-assisted laminectomy at The Institute for Robotic Surgery and are ready to get started on your path to pain-free living, please complete our treatment assessment below.
You and your doctor may decide you are a good candidate for robotic-assisted laminectomy surgery if conservative treatment has not resulted in relief from pain and discomfort. Or, if the pain and discomfort are interfering with your quality of life.
You may want to consider a laminectomy if you are experiencing the following:
If you have a confirmed spine condition, have not seen success or results with non-surgical treatments, you could be a candidate for a laminectomy at the Institute for Robotic Surgery. To find out if you are a candidate for a laminectomy, contact our Patient Advocates now or schedule a callback at a time that is convenient for you.