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Ormiston Hospital Spinal Surgery

Private Surgical Service, Spinal

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Laminectomy or Laminotomy

These procedures involve making an incision down the centre of the back and removing some or all of the bony arch (lamina) of a vertebra.

In a laminectomy, all or most of the lamina is surgically removed while a laminotomy involves partial removal of the lamina.

By making more room in the spinal canal, these procedures reduce pressure on the spinal nerves. They also give the surgeon better access to the disc and other parts of the spine if further procedures e.g. discectomy, spinal fusion, are required.

This page was last updated at 3:39PM on May 18, 2020.