ENDOSCOPIC LAMINECTOMY

Relieving pressure and irritation with minimally invasive back surgery.

WHAT IS ENDOSCOPIC LAMINECTOMY?

An endoscopic laminectomy is a type of back surgery that relieves pressure and irritation on the spine by making small incisions to remove back portion of the vertebrae known as the lamina. This helps to expand the spinal canal and alleviates back pain often associated with bone spurs, spinal stenosis, or other degenerative issues with the spine. This minimally invasive procedure is considered for patients after finding little or no success relieving pain with more conservative treatments like physical therapy, cortisone injections or medications.

 

QUICK FACTS ABOUT ENDOSCOPIC LAMINECTOMY:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Usually performed on an outpatient basis
  • Patients return home within days of surgery, with some patients going home the same day
  • Rapid recovery time

COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED BY ENDOSCOPIC LAMINECTOMY:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Bone spurs
  • Arthritis
  • Arm and leg pain or weakness

 

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR ENDOSCOPIC LAMINECTOMY?

If you have symptoms that have not improved with physical therapy or other forms of conservative care and positive diagnostic results, you may be a candidate for this procedure.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.

Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury

Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.

Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries

Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.

Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury

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