Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Laminectomy

This procedure relieves pressure on the nerve roots in the spine. It is most commonly performed to relieve the pain of stenosis. This is a narrowing of the spinal canal that is often caused by the formation of bony growths that can press against the nerve roots. The surgeon may treat one or more vertebrae.

What is a laminectomy?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a laminectomy, including removing the spinous process, removing the lamina, clearing bony growths, and ending the procedure. When the procedure is complete, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical staples. The patient is monitored in a recovery room. Physical therapy may be recommended as the spine heals.