Minimally Invasive Surgery for Back Pain and Sciatica
If you have lumbar spinal stenosis, which can cause lower back (lumbar) pain due to narrowed spaces in the spine, you may benefit from microlaminectomy. During microlaminectomy, your spine surgeon removes a small portion of the lamina, a bone that covers and protects your spinal cord. A microlaminectomy reduces lumbar spinal stenosis symptoms, which include pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs. Doctors may also recommend microdiscectomy to treat or reduce symptoms of a herniated disc.
Surgeons perform a microlaminectomy using a small incision on your lower back. Your surgeon uses magnifying tools to view the affected area. This minimally invasive procedure results in less scarring and a faster recovery time.
If you have a microlaminectomy, you can expect to go home the same day following surgery. Our occupational therapists will assist you with microlaminectomy recovery, providing you with the necessary information and resources to support your healing. They will also help you understand the right way to move in the days and weeks following surgery so that you avoid strain or injury.
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The Most Advanced Spine Care and Recovery
You have access to the most specialized spine care available.
We are recognized as a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield, distinguishing our expert care.
Our spine care team offers innovative clinical trials, giving you access to the latest care — often before it’s available elsewhere.
You benefit from a recovery program that helps shorten your hospital stay and reduce the pain associated with surgery.
While you’re in the hospital, a physical therapist will show you how to get in and out of bed on your own safely and make sure you know how to protect your back during recovery.
We make your experience as comfortable and worry-free as possible through our Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program, which helps you feel less pain and have a shorter hospital stay.