Spine Procedures – Laminectomy
One of the many minimally invasive spine surgery techniques that Dr. Kornel has fine tuned is that of laminectomy in New York City.
The lamina is part of the vertebral body that covers the spinal canal (which houses the spinal cord and spinal nerves). It lies at the rear of the spinal canal between the posterior spinous process and the transverse process.
Laminectomy is a surgical procedure carried out under general anesthesia, which creates space adjacent to the spinal canal by removing the lamina. Laminectomy is also referred to as spinal decompression surgery; it makes the spinal canal larger to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots. This procedure is usually carried out for people who have bone spurs or overgrowths in the spinal canal, and these are usually the result of spinal arthritis.
Laminectomy may also be required to gain access to a herniated disc or other abnormalities such as tumors.