Laminectomy

When back or neck pain persists, you may need a laminectomy if other treatment methods such as medication, spinal injections or physical therapy have failed to produce lasting results. Laminectomy is a procedure that’s used to ease pressure on spinal nerves, treat a herniated disk or remove a tumor.

By removing damaged bone, or lamina, your surgeon will be able to widen your spinal canal and relieve pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves. Arthritis sufferers often find this to be an effective way to alleviate pain caused by bony overgrowths, or bone spurs. Once bone is no longer pressing against fragile tissue, painful symptoms dissipate rather quickly. 

If you experience pain, weakness or numbness that radiates down your back, arms or legs, and you’ve not seen success with more conservative treatments, you may be a candidate for laminectomy.

For more information about our neurosurgery services or to schedule an appointment at one of our South Jersey facilities, call 1-800-INSPIRA.

Why Choose Inspira?

Exceptional Care Close to Home

With a team of trusted neurosurgeons operating in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel outside of your community to receive cutting-edge care. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses bring a wide range of diverse expertise to the operating room, ensuring you get comprehensive neurosurgery services right in your neighborhood.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Inspira’s minimally invasive surgical experts specialize in treating spinal, brain and nerve conditions with skilled precision. Our state-of-the-art surgical facilities are equipped with advanced 3D imaging technology, which allows our neurosurgeons to use minimally invasive techniques when performing your laminectomy that reduce pain and scarring, improve surgical outcomes and speed up recovery time.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment

Thanks to Inspira’s integrated provider network, our neurosurgical team is poised to provide personalized, coordinated care. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, your surgeon will have access to other specialists—from intensivists and hospitalists, to endocrinologists and physical therapists—that will work closely together to diagnose and treat your condition.