• lumbar
  • Despite the fact that microsurgical lumbar laminoplasty is an effective and less-invasive method for decompressing spinal nerves compared to traditional laminectomy, few surgeons have adopted it because the technique is more time consuming and requires specialized training and equipment (operating microscope). (wikipedia.org)
  • A common type of laminectomy is performed to permit the removal or reshaping of a spinal disc as part of a lumbar discectomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to a World Health Organization census in 2001, most patients who had undergone a lumbar laminectomy recovered normal function within one year of their operation. (wikipedia.org)
  • bone
  • The actual bone removal may be carried out with a variety of surgical tools, including drills, rongeurs and lasers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Removal of substantial amounts of bone and tissue may require additional procedures such as spinal fusion to stabilize the spine and generally require a much longer recovery period than a simple laminectomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • He developed many practical neurosurgical techniques, including the hemostatic bone wax, the skin flap, the ligation of the carotid artery to treat cerebral aneurysms, the transcranial approach to the pituitary gland and the intradural division of the trigeminal nerve root for the surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. (wikipedia.org)
  • techniques
  • 1980 - Fetal surgical techniques using animal models were first developed at the University of California, San Francisco by Dr. Michael R. Harrison, Dr. N. Scott Adzick and colleagues. (wikipedia.org)
  • specific
  • The success rate of a laminectomy depends on the specific reason for the operation, as well as proper patient selection and the surgeon's technical ability. (wikipedia.org)
  • term
  • When the disabling symptoms of spinal stenosis are primarily neurogenic claudication and the laminectomy is done without spinal fusion, there is generally a rapid recovery and long term relief. (wikipedia.org)
  • The MMC-like defect was surgically created at 75 days of gestation (term 145 to 150 days) by a lumbo-sacral laminectomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Being physician-owned and operated allows our facility to keep surgical costs low, allowing the savings to be passed on to our valued patients and their families. (sgsc.net)
  • Herron and Trippi evaluated 24 patients, all with degenerative spondylolisthesis treated with laminectomy alone. (wikipedia.org)
  • additional
  • In the 1970s, responding to demand, Tri-City added a cardiopulmonary lab, additional surgical suites, and a 42-bed maternity unit. (wikipedia.org)