Laminectomy is a surgical procedure in which a portion of the bony arch or lamina, on the dorsal surface of a vertebra is removed. It is done to relieve back pain that has not been helped by more conservative treatments. Laminectomy is an elective procedure rather than an emergency surgery. Laminectomy is recommended when one or more of the following symptoms and disorders that affect the lower back are seen in the body : Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Narrowing of the spinal canal compressing the cord, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Herniated disc and Osteoarthritis.
Laminectomy is performed under general anesthesia in which the patient is usually positioned lying on the side or stomach. A retractor is used to spread apart the muscles and the fatty tissues covering the spine. When the laminae have been reached, the bony arch is cut in order to get to the ligamentum flavum (which is a band of yellow tissue attached to the vertebra that helps to support the spinal column). Thereby an opening is made in the ligamentum flavum to reach the spinal canal and then to the compressed nerve. At this point the cause of compression will be visible (that may be a herniated disc, tumour, fragmented disc etc) which is then rectified. This Surgery is completed in one to three hours.
Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal compressing the cord.
Cauda Equina Syndrome: A rare disorder caused when a broken disc, bone fracture, or spinal stenosis put intense pressure on the spinal nerve roots at the lower end of the spinal cord.
Herniated disc: A herniated disc is a condition when the nucleus ruptures and is forced through the outer annulus into the spaces between the vertebrae. Thereby putting pressure on the nerve roots or compresses the spinal cord itself.
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a disorder in which the cartilage in the hips, knees, and other joints gradually breaks down, allowing the surfaces of the bones to rub directly against each other.
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Modular fully equipped Operation Theatres with hepa-filters for zero infection rate and C-Arm backed by a state of art ICU helps us in providing world class treatment to our patients. Similarly in cases of transplant our well equipped isolation rooms ensure a zero infection rate which is very important for transplant patients as they have compromised immunity after the surgery.
Our team of doctors include some of the most famous names in the world of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery when it comes to Brain and Spine Surgeries. Dr. V P Singh, Dr V S Mehta, Dr. Rana Patir, Dr Manoj Miglani, Dr Bipin Walia, Dr Arun Saroha, Dr Vikas Kathuria, Dr Aditya Gupta, Dr Sandeep Vaishya and Dr Rajvendra Singh Chaudhary are some of the names which command respect all over the world for the kind of work done by them in their lifetime.
Dr Sandeep Vaishya is a dynamic Brain and Spine Surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Arun Saroha is the Chief Neurosurgeon at Max Saket and Gurgaon
Dr Rana Patir is the Director of Neurosciences at Fortis Memorial Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Vikas Kathuria is the Senior Neurosurgeon at Max Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr J S Randhawa is one of the best neurosurgeons in Punjab for all brain & spine surgeries
Dr V S Mehta is the head neurosurgeon at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Rajvendra Singh is one of the best brain and spine surgeon in Jaipur Rajasthan
Dr Aditya Gupta is one of the finest Gamma Knife Brain Surgeon in India
Dr Bipin Walia is Brain Surgeon at Max Hospital Delhi.
Dr Miglani is one of the best spine surgeon at Fortis Hospitals India
Dr Hitesh Garg is one of the Best Spine Surgeons in the country
Dr Fauzdar is one of the best Spine and Stroke Physiotherapist in India.
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