Laminotomy

by Dr. David Bomback

Laminotomies are common orthopedic and neurosurgical spinal procedures. A second opinion can be helpful in guiding a patient to make a correct decision.

 

vertebral bodyLaminotomy involves removing a portion of one lamina and can be performed either with a conventional open technique or in a minimally invasive fashion using tubular retractors or endoscopes. Laminotomies involve freeing up a portion of the spinal sac and an individual nerve root. Laminotomies may be referred to as hemi-laminotomies implying only one-half of the lamina is removed or as a laminoforaminotomy combining not only removing a portion of the lamina but also cleaning out the foramen (the channel where the nerve root continues its descent). These are extremely common orthopedic and neurosurgical spinal procedures, but second opinions can be very helpful in guiding a patient to make a correct decision.

 

Dr. David Bomback

About Dr. David Bomback

Dr. Bomback has excelled throughout his entire academic career. After graduating high school as salutatorian, he then graduated cum laude from Columbia College, Columbia University where he was named one of only five Rabi Scholars (for mathematics and science) in his class. He then earned his medical degree at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons,... Read More »