Hemilaminectomy

A hemilaminectomy is a less invasive alternative to a full laminectomy. It is used for patients who have spinal stenosis, or tightening around the nerves in the lumbar spine. A small incision is made and special retractors are used to avoid cutting the spinal muscles open. A microscope is used to allow improved visualization. Unlike a laminectomy, most of the bone is preserved, and only a small window of bone is removed to allow access to the spinal canal. Through this window, any material that is pressing on the nerves can be removed, such as thickened ligaments, bone, and disc. The surgery usually takes about an hour and patients can go home the same day.

Benefits:

  • Small incision
  • Faster recovery
  • Less risk
  • Same day surgery

Preparing
for surgery

Once you and your Doctor decide that surgery will help you, you will need to learn what to expect from the surgery and create a treatment plan for the best results afterward.

Conditions

The first step in successful treatment of pain is to understand your condition. We specialize in diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions that cause arm, neck and back pain.

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Locations

  • Old Bridge Professional Plaza
  • 300 Perrine Rd, Suite 333
  • Old Bridge NJ, 08857
  • Surgicare
  • 630 E Palisade Ave
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
  • Barnert Medical Arts Complex
  • 680 Broadway, Suite 204
  • Paterson, NJ 07514
  • Freehold NJ
  • 4255 US Route 9, Suite5B
  • Freehold NJ 07728
  • Elizabeth Chiropractic & Rehab
  • 560 Newark Avenue, 2nd Floor
  • Elizabeth, NJ 07208
  • Doctor’s Care
  • 901 N. Wood Avenue
  • Linden, NJ 07036
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