Laminotomy in Miami, FL
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading neurologic treatment centers providing diagnostic and surgical procedures to effectively treat patients suffering with neurologic conditions via laminotomy. The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Miami Lakes, Aventura, Kendall, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.
Spine-related issues can lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal, thereby compressing the nerves. When this happens, you may experience significant pain, numbness, and weakness in the r leg, foot or back. ; You may also experience difficulty with walking or standing. Leg pain caused due to compressed nerves can get worse over a period of time and prevent you from functioning normally.
When Is Laminotomy Recommended?
Laminotomy is an endoscopic procedure which may be recommended for spinal stenosis, when the spinal nerves are compressed by the bony lamina that protects the spinal canal.
How Is Laminotomy Performed?
The lamina is the thin bone that protects the spinal canal and spinal cord. The lamina can compress the spinal nerves, causing pain in the back and neck. Removing a side or a portion of the lamina to decompress the nerves is called laminotomy. During the laminotomy, your doctor also removes a small portion of the enlarged facet joints and the swollen ligaments that overcrowd the spinal canal and compress the nerves.
What Are the Benefits of Laminotomy?
A laminotomy can alleviate the pain caused by compressed spinal nerves by creating a larger space in the spinal canal. The laminotomy is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure that does not affect the actual functioning of the lamina and is especially beneficial for patients who do not require more extensive surgery.
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Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute Neurosurgeons are recognized experts in minimally invasive surgical procedures for the brain and spine. Our patients benefit from a faster recovery period, less time in the hospital, and lower risk of complications caused by spine disorders with the help of laminotomy. We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Miami Lakes, and Fort Lauderdale. Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!